| May 9, 2013
Village of Avon has been named the Outer Banks Small Business of the
Year. The award, co-sponsored by the Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park
and College of the Albemarle’s Small Business Center, was presented at
the Small Business Week celebration luncheon, Wednesday, May 8, at the
Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores.
Koru Village named Outer Banks business of the year
Located in the
heart of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Koru Village serves as
the epicenter for renewal of health and wellness on the Outer
Banks. Koru Village's Adventure Resort and Spa includes a spa,
salon, fitness center, yoga studio, Beach Klub, and outdoor recreation
program. The Beach Klub's PapaWack Theatre is North Carolina's only
oceanfront theatre of its kind
“Koru Village is recognized for
their entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the community as the
recipient of this year’s award,” said chamber President Karen
Brown. “They have prospered over the years despite a tumultuous
economic climate, two hurricanes, conflict over beach access, and, of
course, the ongoing battle between Mother Nature and Highway 12.”
the event, Bob Peele of the chamber’s board of directors
praised Koru Village for filling a long-standing cultural void on
Hatteras, hosting weekly musical and social events for kids, families,
visitors and residents alike and encouraging them to get out and enjoy
the very best that the Outer Banks has to offer.
members at the business are encouraged to be involved with the
community beyond the scope of their standard job requirements.
Community involvement has included the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, the Hatteras/Ocracoke Island Council, the Kiwanis
Club of Hatteras Island, Dare County Arts Council, the Cape Hatteras
Electric Co-Op Board of Directors, Outer Banks Wedding Association, and
many more. In addition, the staff has been instrumental in organizing
and participating in a number of events that have directly benefited
the Outer Banks non-profit community.
Eligibility and judging criteria for the Small Business of the Year Award include the following:
Two years in business in the
• Member of the Outer Banks Chamber
• Growth in sales/income/number of employees
• Innovative product or service
50 or fewer
• Response to adversity
• Contributions to civic or community involvement
five other finalists for the award were also recognized. They are: The
Comedy Club, Davis Cleaning, Midgett Insurance, Platinum Party
Planning, and VBL Technologies.
The Small Business Celebration
luncheon was an event co-hosted by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce
and the Currituck Chamber of Commerce and featured Macon Brock, founder
of Dollar Tree stores.
For more information about the value of Chamber membership or joining your local chamber, visit www.outerbankschamber.com or call (252)441-8144.