RALEIGH – Finalists have been named for WRAL Voter’s Choice Awards, and 15 firms from startups to multinationals as well as 10 entrepreneurs as well as other executives are in the running for a top honor.

Here they are, listed by category:

Most Innovative Local Startup

  • ArenaCX, Inc.
  • Courtroom5
  • Grey & Co boutique
  • Joy Worthy Co.
  • LoanWell

Most Innovative Local Corporation

  • Bandwidth
  • Epic Games
  • Get Spiffy
  • Red Hat
  • SAS

Best Small Business

  • Gather Group & Company
  • Kandy Apples by K
  • Spring Lake Counseling
  • Triangle Lawn Games
  • Whole Brain Escape

Most Innovative Business Leader

  • Heather Chandler, Whole Brain Escape
  • Jason Queen, Monarch Property Co. and Raleigh Restoration Group, LLC
  • Mauranda Dalziel, Gather Group & Company
  • Tim Sweeney, Epic Games
  • Tom Snyder, RIoT

Woman of the Year

  • Christina Koch, NASA Astronaut
  • Dr. Emily Sickbert-Bennett, Director of Infection Prevention at UNC Medical Center
  • Joan Siefert Rose, National Association of Corporate Directors RTP
  • Karen LeVert, Pappas Ventures
  • Rapsody, Rapper

Voting is now underway through Nov. 22. Winners will be announced in January.

Get more details about the awards at this site.