Each year, the Cary Chamber of Commerce recognizes local small businesses with its annual Excellence Awards. The prizes go to companies based on the business's community contributions such as innovation, work environment, sustainability, success and community service.
Atlantic Tire & Service claimed the top prize: Small Business of the Year.
Also winning awards: BP Studios, Innovation; Wine and Design, Cary, Community Service; Masterpiece Home Improvements, Work Environment; AlphaGraphics Cary, Green Plus Sustainability; Panther Creek High School, Entrepreneurial Award in Education; The Carying Place, Charitable Partners Award.
The awards were given out on May 9.