Chamber Of Commerce Accepting Nominations for Tina Ross Business Leadership Award

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MINT HILL, NC – The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Tina Ross Business Leadership Award.

Late commissioner Tina Ross was a dedicated teacher, businesswoman, politician and mother who was strong in her convictions, passionate about her causes and always ready to listen to others with an open mind.  As a public servant, she pursued her vision for a strong and thriving Mint Hill and wrote the first check for what is now the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce.

The Business Person of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who, like Tina, has positively contributed to the betterment of Mint Hill’s business community.  The recipient must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Holds a leadership role in a currently operating business
  • Has made significant contributions to aid community-oriented projects
  • Displays exemplary customer service
  • Has a reputation for personal integrity and fair businesses practices
  • Inspires others to become involved and serve in the Mint Hill community
  • Leads by example

Although the award is presented by the Chamber of Commerce in honor of Tina Ross, the recipient does not need to be a Chamber member or female.  On the contrary, the Business Person of the Year award is open to anyone – male or female, Chamber member or not – who excels in areas of leadership, growth an involvement, an individual who is dedicated not only to his or her company, but to making an impact in Mint Hill.

“This award is open to anyone who serves our community,” clarifies Executive Director Paige McKinney, “someone that’s passionate about our community, someone who wants to see Mint Hill continue to grow.  Someone with personal integrity who is fair and community-oriented, whether they work or live in our community.”

Nominations are due by November 1.  Visit  to make a nomination.  The winner will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in November.

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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her eight-year-old daughter Hannah and her six-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011. Email: