Awards & Recognitions
Christopher Che Receives Outstanding American by Choice Award
Every year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognizes naturalized citizens who have made significant contributions to both their community and their country. In 2012 the White House recommended Christopher Che for this award in recognition of his proven and demonstrated commitment to America through civic participation, professional achievement, and responsible citizenship.
Christopher Che Named to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (Jobs Council) was created to provide non-partisan advice to the President on continuing to strengthen the Nation's economy and ensure the competitiveness of the United States and on ways to create jobs, opportunity, and prosperity for the American people. The Jobs Council consisted of a panel of non-governmental experts from business, labor, and academia. Christopher was appointed to the Jobs Council in 2011 and served devotedly until the Council was shut down in early 2013.
Christopher Che Receives Honored Appointment from the Governor of Ohio
The Association of Ohio Commodores, Ohio’s “most distinguished honor,” has been in existence for over 50 years. Ohio Governor James Rhodes established this executive order to honor the Ohio businessmen who accompanied him on Ohio’s first international trade mission. Christopher Che was appointed to this association in 2011 by Governor John Kasich in recognition of Chris’s outstanding contributions to economic development in his communities, and the State of Ohio.
Christopher Che Chosen 2010 Executive of the Year
The Business of the Year awards program has celebrated the region’s best in business since 2001. The Executive of the Year, the business’s C-level exec or president, is selected by a combination of guest judges and the DBJ Editorial Board. The award is designed to honor those business and community leaders who work to improve the region as a whole.
The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC), a regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), one of the Nation’s leading corporate membership organizations devoted to helping solve the growing need for supplier diversity and the global leader in advancing business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American owned businesses, presents the President's Award to recognize the heroic work towards minority business inclusion and supporting the vision of the Council’s President and CEO. Christopher Che received this award in 2013.
BLACK ENTERPRISE, a total media firm, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. For more than 45 years, BLACK ENTERPRISE has developed the rankings for The BE 100s – the nation’s largest black-owned businesses. These series of listings have served as the barometer for black business by reporting on the leadership and state of black-owned companies from technology and manufacturing to food services and media. BE 100s companies represent the revenue and employment leaders of black business as well as its greatest innovators. CIG is a four-time list maker: 2012-2015.
Inc., the world’s most trusted business-media brand, offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. For nearly 40 years the Inc. Magazine 5000 list, an exclusive list ranking of the most entrepreneurial and fastest-growing, privately held companies in the United States, has provided a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 allows the business owners to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them drive sales, recruit talent, and continue to grow. Christopher Che/CIG was named to this list in 2011 and 2012.
2011 Distinguished Leader of the Year Award
The Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) is a nonprofit that seeks to fundamentally transform communities by leveraging the expertise, leadership, and extensive networks of Cameroonian and African professionals both in the United States and abroad. This award was presented to Christopher Che in recognition of his contribution to socio-economic development (job creation) and personal empowerment (mentoring).