Small Business Center students honored at Crowns of Enterprise Awards Ceremony

last modified May 19, 2014 08:19 AM

Two CPCC Small Business Center students, LaPronda Spann and Nancy Braun, were honored at the third annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crowns of Enterprise Awards ceremony.

Hosted by the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, the event recognized business owners who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and sound business strategies.

During the ceremony, Spann, with Lain Consulting, LLC, received the Minority Business Enterprise of the Year award. The minority-owned, full-service consulting firm provides nonprofit management consulting services to local and regional entities.

Braun, with Showcase Realty, LLC, was also recognized for her accomplishments. She was honored with the Woman Business Enterprise of the Year award. Showcase Realty is an innovative, boutique real estate firm located in Charlotte.

The ceremony was held in celebration of Charlotte’s Small Business Month. To learn more about this, and the thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs that make the community great, please visit

For more information about CPCC’s Small Business Center, visit