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Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Honors 2017 Diversity Champions

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham​ with​ Diversity Chair Chris Hailey, ​ Chamber Chair Jay Lesemann​, Chamber President Bill Russell. Photo​ by John McHugh/Ocaid Photography

Me​cklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham has won the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce​ Champion of Diversity Award for individuals. Well-known for her work for a diverse constituency—from transgender individuals to the homeless—Cotham is also a staunch opponent of the current plan for tolls on I-77.
Realtor Kay Fisher was the finalist in the individual category.
The Nonprofit Diversity Champion was the United Way of Central Carolinas and the finalist was the Lake Norman Health Clinic. The Chamber’s Small Business Diversity Champion was Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics; the finalist was Reimels Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. The Corporate Diversity Champion was Huntersville’s Ensemble Health Partners; the finalist was Financial Independence Group.
Tim Worley, a former All American Running Back from the University of Georgia ​who​ played six years in the NFL with both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears​, gave the luncheon speech, ​“The Difference Between being Good and Being Excellent​.​


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