President & CEO Wins Brava! Award

Charm City Concierge President & CEO Named Among Brava! Women Business Achievement Award Winners
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Baltimore SmartCEO magazine announced the 2011 Baltimore Brava! Women Business Achievement Award winners on Friday (July 1, 2011) and a Charm City familiar can be found among them!


July 5, 2011 - Celebrating its fifth year, the Brava! Awards recognize the contributions of 25 female business leaders in the Baltimore area, among this remarkable group of leaders is Christina Urquhart, President & CEO of Charm City Concierge (CCC). Urquhart and her 24 fellow honorees run companies that boast $800 million in collective revenues and manage more than 4,600 employees in the Greater Baltimore area combined.
In her role at Charm City Concierge (a corporate concierge service organization) Urquhart oversees a team of 45 employees, 43 of which are also proud business-women that provide unique and pivotal services throughout the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia areas. It was more than 18 years ago that Urquhart and business-partner Nancy Green (Vice President & Co-Founder) founded CCC on the principal that service enhances the work and living experience for any individual. Seeing the need to create a work-life balance for the busy professional community the two decided corporate America needed them to organize their lives and make working fun, and the idea for Charm City Concierge was born. They recognized that in a stressful global business environment, premiere assistance could no longer simply be an amenity, but a necessity.
 
Together the ladies instill in their team that providing unmatched customer service will always result in an unmatched customer experience. "We believe in touching each of our clients and we do that with each and every transaction and interaction," says Urquhart. "Whether it is a simple order or a complex event, we treat every interface with our customers with the utmost importance." With timely execution and a customer first mentality, CCC is dedicated to forming long standing partnerships with clients and vendors, and this is what the Brava! winner attributes the success of her and her company to. "Persistence and Tenacity are key. The grass roots beginnings of Charm City Concierge serve as a testament that good old fashioned hard work and believing in yourself and your ideas pay off. "she adds.
 
With these core values Urquhart also emphasizes community service along with customer service. Together with partners that include the Baltimore Ravens , BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association), The American Red Cross, Moveable Feast, The Michael Oher Foundation, the Maryland SPCA, and Helping Up Mission she and her team have collected coats, clothing, meals, school supplies, pet supplies, holiday gifts, and monetary donations for those in need during critical times.
It is this commitment to all aspects of service, dedication, impeccable relationship building skills, and vast knowledge of the Baltimore area business and real-estate community that has landed this CEO on the Brava! Women Business Achievement Awards list that will be honored with a reception on July 13, 2011. "To be in the company of these 24 remarkable and driven women is truly a privilege. I am beyond thankful and excited to be honored with this group by SmartCEO" concludes Urquhart. For the complete list of Brava! winners or more information on the program visit www.SmartCEO.com. For further information on Charm City Concierge and their services visit www.CharmCityConcierge.com.

About Charm City Concierge: Charm City Concierge, Inc. is a Baltimore-based corporate concierge company whose mission is to enhance the business environment for tenants in their client buildings by providing a privileged level of personalized service.
 
About BaltimoreCEO Magazine & Brava!: Baltimore SmartCEO magazine is a regional business publication for growing companies, aimed at providing features, analysis and case studies each month to educate and inspire Greater Baltimore's thought leaders. Readers range from young, dynamic companies to established multi-generational family owned firms. The Annual Brava! Women Business Achievement Awards celebrate CEOs, founders, presidents, owners and executive directors who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community across the Mid-Atlantic. These female CEOs have become exemplary leaders in their companies and the community by encouraging local philanthropy, mentoring fellow CEOs and setting their companies on the path to tremendous growth.

Over 250 nominations were submitted throughout the Mid-Atlantic. A selection committee of area business leaders was tasked with choosing the top 25.