2012 Excellence in Business Awards Finalists

5/27/2012, 8:31 p.m.

Winners to be Announced During Annual Black Tie Gala Dinner on June 1

The Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2012 Excellence in Business Awards which will be held at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center UMUC in Hyattsville, Md., on June 1.

The event is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Prince George's Financial Services Corporation, Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, Think Energy, Comcast, Soft Con1, and Balance Logic.

The Excellence in Business Awards honor exemplary individuals, groups, and businesses that have demonstrated significant growth, community involvement, and leadership in Prince George's County, Maryland in the past calendar year.

The 2012 Excellence in Business Award finalists are:

Small Business of the Year

Helix Enterprises

Ideal Childcare

Oneness Mobility

Business of the Year

Greenhorne & O'Mara

K. Neal International Trucks, Inc.

Southwest Airlines

Business Leader of the Year

Stephen Neal - K. Neal International Trucks

Diane Brown - Prince George's Community Federal Credit Union

Shameeka Price - Capital Structures Real Estate, LLC

Emerging Business of the Year

JD Clark Professional Services

Beyond the Bottom Line

Sweet & Cool Ice Cream Socials

Entrepreneur of the Year

Steve Nearman, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

Barbara Holt Streeter, The PR & Protocol Group, LLC

Farzan Mohamed, School Court TV

Community Service Award

Men Aiming Higher

SHABACH! Ministries, Inc.

Southern Management Corporation

Green Business of the Year

Safeway, Inc.

The Washington Redskins

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

DeAnna "Ms. Cookie" Mayo, My Sweet Tooth, LLC

Gabrielle Jordan Williams, Jewelz of Jordan

Adam & Jonathan Holland, AJ's Hawaiian Iceez

Business Woman of the Year

Clare Hines, The net.America Corporation

Lorraine C. Holmes Settles, The AFRAM Group

Theresa Roulhac Proctor, Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

The Excellence in Business Awards Gala is a sophisticated and high-profile black-tie affair designed to publicly celebrate and recognize the success and achievements of Prince George's County businesses, legislators and individuals that support the economic development of the community.

The "Hollywood award show" atmosphere is guaranteed to attract Prince George's County's local business elite and movers & shakers to walk the red carpet with prestigious business leaders of the region.

Hosted by television and radio personality Angela Stribling, this year's gala boasts over 400 confirmed distinguished guests, who will have the privilege of networking with the who's who of the DC Metro business world, in addition to enjoying a delightful dinner and LIVE music entertainment. Guests will also be treated to a special appearance by Prince George's County Executive, Rushern Baker, who will deliver his highly-anticipated Annual State of the Economy Address.

Tickets to the county's premiere black tie event are $100 and can be purchased online at http://2012excellenceinbusinessawards.eventbrite.com/. The event has sold out in the past and guests are encouraged to register early.