CHARLOTTE – Delaine Mead, Owner and chief executive of Valuebiz business furnishings and Relocation Strategies, both headquartered in Charlotte, NC has been named the Small Business Administration’s 2013 North Carolina Women Business Advocate of the Year. This award honors Mead for her commitment to the advancement of women’s business ownership. She was nominated by Sarah Bryan of ValueBiz.
The award recognizes Mead for her active support to help small businesses, efforts to increase business and financial opportunities for women, volunteer efforts to strengthen the role of women business owners within the community and other accomplishments demonstrating effectiveness in improving the environment for women in business.
“I’m honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious award,” said Mead. “It is rewarding to give to others and to advocate with your own dedicated time and talent.”
Mead is the outgoing President of the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She works with the NAWBO-Charlotte board of directors to organize professional development, social events, encourage public policy and connect women business owners with resources throughout the Charlotte area. She will continue on with the
NAWBO-Charlotte board of directors this year as Immediate Past President.
Mead’s company, Relocation Strategies Charlotte was selected as the project manager by the DNC in charge of the Time Warner Cable Arena project that manage the full decommission, transport, storage and reconstruction of the arena post-convention.
Delaine is an active supporter of women by donating time, resources and energy throughout the year.
Mead’s corporate experience includes finance and commercial real estate. She has served in executive management positions with Freddie Mac, Bank of America. Fleet Bank Financial, Norstar Bank and the Allen Tate Company.
She presently owns two firms: Valubiz Business Furnishings and Relocation Strategies Charlotte. Valuebiz is a direct importer and supplier of commercial office furniture and equipment. Relocation Strategies Charlotte is a construction, corporate relocation project management firm.
For more information, contact Delaine Mead at (704) 522-1968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.