ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council recently recognized its annual award recipients at its gala.

These awards go to local businesses, start-ups, leaders and others who have had an impact on the business community locally, across the region or even globally.

Below is a list of this year’s award recipients:

  • CBIC Business of the Year - WillowTree
  • CBIC Educator of the Year - Kevin Huff of Monticello High School
  • CBIC Employer of the Year - Elder Research
  • CBIC Entrepreneur of the Year - Jennell Lynch
  • CBIC Innovator of the Year - AMPEL BioSolutions
  • CBIC Partnership Award - Community Climate Collaborative
  • CBIC Social Good Award - Sigora Home
  • CBIC Startup of the Year - Laser Thermal
  • CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year - College Contact
  • CBIC Volunteer of the Year - Adrian Felts and Alex Struminger
  • CBIC Impact Award - Damon DeVito

The gala was held at North Fork, a UVA Discovery Park.

For more information on the recipients, click here.