2013 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES AND SELECTION CRITERIA
At the Hall of Fame, the Chamber will honor individuals with a record of achievement that demonstrates excellence in business management, entrepreneurial and courageous thinking and action, inspiring leadership, community impact, and whose time as a business leader made a substantial, positive and lasting impact on the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro communities. Living leaders are eligible, and some leaders will be recognized posthumously.
Ideal candidates are no longer active in day-to-day business management or are more than 70 years old. Former government officials who ran businesses or lead landmark business initiatives may be considered. CEOs of income-generating non-profits are also eligible.
Business Excellence: Inductees owned or managed successful businesses in the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community.
Entrepreneurial Spirit, Courageous Thinking and Action: Inductees founded a business; lead a business to economic success and community prominence; and/or led a business through crisis, expansion or substantial change.
Inspiring Leadership: Inductees demonstrated an extraordinary ability to influence people and events. They achieved a high level of respect within the business and general communities.
Community Impact: Inductees applied leadership skills to public service or shared their economic success with the community through philanthropy. Inductees utilized their role as a business leader to improve the quality of the lives in our community.
Positive Role Model: Inductees demonstrated exemplary personal conduct and had/have a strong community reputation and provided an appropriate role model for other business and community leaders.
Enduring Accomplishments and Local Influence: Inductee accomplishments and their impact on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community are of an enduring nature. An inductee’s business and community leadership has made a lasting positive impact on our community and our economy.