The 2004 Diamond Awards Committee will have a kick-off breakfast Sept. 24.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet executives from Charlotte’s newest public company and acquirer of Convey Systems, The TAG Group, learn about enhanced Blue Diamond Award (BDA) plans for the 2004 event, including improved benefits for participants, simplified nominating and judging processes and expended marketing and public relations efforts.

The BDAs have recognized the accomplishments of technology-based solutions and contributions made by Charlotte area companies and individuals since 1988. The event averages over 600 attendees from several industries.

Technology solutions in fields ranging from information technology to medical advancements to community and educational benefits are recognized. The 16th Annual BDAs will be held at the N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte in 2004.

The breakfast will begin at 7:30 AM and last two hours at the corporate offices of the TAG Group in Charlotte.

To RSVP, contact Jill Purdy at or 704-927-0130. Interested parties may also sign-up for the BDA newsletter at the website below.