CHARLOTTE, N.C. — SmartCEO recently honored Autobell® Car Wash as a recipient of its 2017 Corporate Culture Awards, according to a press release.

The SmartCEO Corporate Culture Awards celebrate companies that have successfully championed a positive, productive and performance-driven culture and continually work with their employees to develop successful cultural practices, the release continued.

This month’s awards presentation in Charlotte saw leaders of top companies, including Autobell Owner and CEO Chuck Howard, gather to share experiences and best practices, the release stated.

“The 2016 Corporate Culture Award winners have realized that running a company is more than a head count and the bottom line. It’s about creating a place where creativity, energy and ideas are cultivated,” said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “Through this, they are able not only to enhance performance and sustain their companies’ competitive advantages but also enrich the lives of those they employ and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world.”

As America’s second largest conveyor car wash company, the release noted, with 77 locations in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland, Autobell employs more than 3,000 people.

Founded in Charlotte in 1969, the family-owned and -operated company is well known in its markets and the industry for its environmental commitment, community involvement, employee scholarship program and fundraising program, the release added.

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate, inspire and connect CEOs through its award-winning magazine, C-level events and access to valuable online resources, the release stated; SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach business decision makers in the Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas.