The Council for Entrepreneurial Development will had out its annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards tonight at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

The CED will also commemorate its 20th anniversary.

The event begins at 5:30 PM. There is an admission charge.

More than 500 people are expected to attend. Awards to be given this year: Deal of the Year, Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs, Product of the Year, Technology of the Year, Spinout of the Year, and Community Impact.