Local businesses honored

The Asheville Chamber of Commerce held its annual “We’re for Business” luncheon on Tuesday and honored local employers in several categories. Click here to see a photo gallery from the event.

Here’s the list of winners:

Customer service, for a business with 1 to 15 employees:
Trout Insurance Services
Other nominees:
6 Star Executive Transportation
Dynamic Image Marketing
Gray Line Trolley Tours
TaskMania
West End Bakery

For a business with 16-plus employees:
Rezaz Restaurant
Other nominees:
Asheville’s Fun Depot
BMW of Asheville
Marco’s Pizza

Commitment to community, for a business with 1 to 15 employees:
Mosaix Group
Other nominees:
Asheville’s Fun Depot
Charlotte Street Computers

For a business with 16-plus employees:
EATON Corporation
Other nominees:
AVL Technologies
BB&T
Clear Channel Asheville
Homeward Bound
Prudential Lifestyle Realty

Innovation, for a business with 1 to 15 employees:
Phoenix Possibilities
Other nominees
Asheville Mobile Physicians PLLC
LaZoom Tours
Moving Sidewalk Tours
Trout Insurance

For a business with 16-plus employees:
Moog Music
Other nominee:
Rezaz Restaurant

Green business, for a business with 1 to 15 employees:
Vivid Image Inc.
Other nominees:
Bellwether Design-Build
Five Step Carpet Cleaning
Neo Burrito
SolTherm Energy

For a business with 16-plus employees:
Deltec Homes
Other nominees:
Biltmore Farms for the Hilton
CPU2
YWCA

Judges were: David Bailey, president and CEO of the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County; Annice Brown, business counselor with the Small Business Technology Development Center; Jeff Covington, chief lending officer with Forest Commercial Bank; Pat Horrocks, owner of BlackBird Frame & Art; and Harris Livingstain, attorney with McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA.

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