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Finalists Announced for Eagle Star Israeli Company of the Year and Deal of the Year

The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region (AICC), announced today the finalists for the 12th annual
Eagle Star Awards Gala on May 30th . The event will be hosted at the HP Graphic Arts Experience Center in Alpharetta, Georgia from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Three companies, Arkal Automotive, ClickDimensions, and Delek, will compete for the Israeli Company of the Year award. Three transactions, NCR / Retalix, EndoChoice / Peer Medical, and SintecMedia / Argo Systems, will compete for Deal of the Year.

The Eagle Star Gala is AICC’s community flagship event, honoring the people and companies who have contributed most to the Southeast-Israel business relationship. In addition to awarding the Israeli Company of the Year and Deal of the Year, the Chamber will also recognize its long-time President Tom Glaser with the Chamber Founders Award. Glaser’s upcoming retirement was recently announced following 21 years of service to the organization. The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) will be recognized with the Community Partner Award in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to the success of the acclaimed South Carolina-Israel Collaboration.

Yishai Amir, Hewlett Packard’s Vice President and General Manager of Indigo and Inkjet Solutions Business in the Americas, will be the host keynote speaker for the event. Hewlett-Packard (HP)┬áis considered the second largest investor in Israeli information technology after Intel. Israel is one of the few countries where HP has a massive presence with almost 6,000 employees, and Georgia is the Americas headquarters for their products developed in Israel under the Indigo and Scitex Vision brands. “It is altogether fitting that HP host this year’s Gala, given their huge investments in Israel and the importance of the Southeast to the sales and distribution of their Israel-made products,” said event chairman Barry Sobel (Deutsche Bank Alex.Brown).

Noted author, speaker, and entrepreneur Barbara Babbit Kaufman will be the event’s emcee. The event website features all the details including information, company tables, and online ticket purchase. Sponsorships are still available. For further information on nominations and sponsorships, contact Barry Swartz barry@conexx.org or call 404-843-9426.

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