We want to celebrate you!

Join us for an evening to celebrate Cabarrus County’s Hospitality & Tourism Industry and the incredible efforts you put forth as our Partners.

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If you do not receive an email invitation via Partnership@ExploreCabarrus.com, please contact Gayle Love Lee at GayleLoveLee@ExploreCabarrus.com.

Golden Helmet Awards

Excellent service is as good as gold!

The annual Golden Helmet Awards are an opportunity to recognize those who provide exceptional service and are great assets to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Cabarrus County.

Golden Helmet Award Winners

Award Categories

Restaurant of the Year
Hotel of the Year
Attraction of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Outstanding Ambassador
Unsung Hero
Hospitality Professional of the Year


Cabarrus County CVB Partners are eligible to nominate one individual for each of the following categories:

Outstanding Ambassador
Frontline team member who represents Cabarrus County with excellent customer service

Unsung Hero
Unseen by visitors but essential to creating an overall positive guest experience

Hospitality Professional of the Year
Demonstrates superior professional dedication and leadership within the hospitality community

Nominations should be based on the timeframe of July 2022-June 2023 and include the category, nominee’s name and description of why they are deserving (those without a description will NOT be considered).

Submit your nominations by November 1, 2023 by emailing them to GayleLoveLee@ExploreCabarrus.com.