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CHOZEN AWARDS | The Event Series | Nomination Categories | Host Committee |

In 2008, CHOZEN MEDIA, a trend-setting, Atlanta-based, multimedia company, created the CHOZEN AWARDS to inspire, impact and empower the Greater Atlanta community in honor of the unsung heroes who make this city so great. Nominees are selected in 15 categories in the areas of business, entertainment, health, hospitality and the arts and are voted on by the public.

In 2011, the Credit Union of Atlanta joined forces with the CHOZEN AWARDS to support the citywide event series in its commitment to social responsibility and bringing public awareness to philanthropic causes.

Each year the CHOZEN AWARDS selects a charity to support throughout the length of the program. At the inaugural awards, funds were raised to assist a single mother and her son born with Gastroschisis. Last year, donations were given to the United Way of Metro Atlanta. This year’s beneficiary is 40 Girls & Some Shoes.To learn more about how you can help 40 Girls and Some Shoes, click here.

Learn more about the CHOZEN AWARDS event series.


Citywide Community Service Initiative

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Women of Distinction Brunch


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The Grand Finale


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Host Committee


This year the CHOZEN AWARDS assembled a diverse committee to perform the arduous task of selecting the women who would be honored at the Women of Distinction Brunch. After an initial round of recommendations were made from industry experts, each committee member submitted their top picks from a list of nearly 40 women. A special thanks to the following members of the 2010-2011 CHOZEN AWARDS Host Committee. Click on each name to learn more about our prestigious committee.

Amanda Brown - Founder, Artist Trifecta Gallery
Cheryl Cooper - CEO, CLC Consulting Group, LLC
Jamar Jeffers - Membership Director, Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Mike Schinkel - President, NewClarity, LLC
Dee Dee Cocheta-Williams - CEO, A.B.C. Publicity


Nomination Categories


This year's nominees were selected from the following categories:

Entrepreneur of the Year: In business for a minimum of two years
Executive of the Year: Currently holds a management or director position
Educator of the Year: Works in the education field
Artist of the Year: Works in the visual or performing arts
Author/Writer of the Year: Author of books, films, or plays
Entertainer of the Year: A comedian or actor
Nonprofit of the Year: A community based organization
Newsmaker of the Year: Journalism professional
Blogger of the Year: Writes online articles part or full-time
Party Starter of the Year: Works in the events or promotions field
Motivator of the Year: A public/inspirational speaker
Musician of the Year: A vocal/instrumental individual or group
Tastemaker of the Year: A restaurant/eatery/hospitality venue
Trendsetter of the Year: Individual/Business in beauty/grooming industry
Stylista of the Year: Individual/Business in the fashion arena
Health Practitioner of the Year: Individual in the health/medical/wellness industry

Nominations for the 4th Annual CHOZEN AWARDS begins November 1, 2011.



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