VOTE 4 PENNIES for The Coolest Thing Made in NC (ends 9/28)

VOTE 4 PENNIES for The Coolest Thing Made in NC (ends 9/28)

Piedmont Pennies Named Finalist for “Coolest Thing Made in NC”
Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 21, 2023


CLICK HERE TO VOTE once per day per email until 8pm ET, 9/28/23


Today, the NC Chamber announced the 10 finalists—5 for the medium-to-large business category and 5 for the small business category—for its annual “Coolest Thing Made in NC” online competition, which began with 130 nominees.

"We are thrilled and humbled to be a finalist - NC is our home, and we'd be no where without this great state," Founder and Owner, Becca Jordan Wright, commented.

This is the fourth year that the NC Chamber has held the popular, public-driven contest, which spotlights North Carolina’s cutting-edge manufacturing industry—an industry that generates more than 17% of the gross state product and employs more than 10% of the state's workforce.

“Congratulations to Piedmont Pennies for being voted a finalist. As we always say at the NC Chamber: what’s made in North Carolina makes North Carolina,” said NC Chamber President and CEO Gary Salamido.

“With roughly 32,000 votes cast in this contest so far, it’s clear that North Carolinians share the Chamber’s love for our state’s innovative manufacturing community. This celebrated competition is a way to honor all our state’s manufacturers – the backbone of North Carolina’s economy for more than a century.”

Baxter is serving as the Presenting Sponsor of the online competition, and Business North Carolina is this year’s Media Partner. As the exclusive North Carolina affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the NC Chamber knows that a strong manufacturing industry is crucial to the state’s economic and competitive success. The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is collaborating on the annual contest as a Supporting Organization.


CLICK HERE TO VOTE once per day per email until 8pm ET, 9/28/23

Voting ends: 8pm ET, Thursday, September 28.


The winner will be revealed on Thursday, October 5, the day before National
Manufacturing (MFG) Day.

October is Manufacturing Month, and MFG Day, organized nationally by the NAM and The Manufacturing Institute, highlights the rewarding career opportunities of modern manufacturing. Join the contest’s social media campaign by following #CoolestThingMadeinNC.

In addition to receiving a trophy, the victorious company and product will be featured in NC Chamber and Business North Carolina publications, podcasts, social and digital media, among additional
statewide publicity efforts.
About the NC Chamber: The NC Chamber works to research, develop, advocate, and communicate for solutions and policies that produce a nationally competitive business climate in North Carolina. For more information, visit

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.