The company that creates the trophies for the Emmys and MTV Awards now calls Charlotte home

The company that creates the trophies for the Emmys and MTV Awards now calls Charlotte home

Photo: Courtesy of Society Awards

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The company behind trophies we’ve seen in popular award shows now calls South End home. 

What’s happening: Society Awards, a 15- year-old custom award-making company recently moved from New York to Charlotte.

  • They created or enhanced a number of trophy designs for popular awards shows like the Emmys, Billboards, BET and MTV awards. 
  • Soon some of the notable awards can be seen from the window of their new office, which is currently under renovation, in Atherton Mill next to Not Just Coffee

Photo courtesy of Society Awards

Context: Founder and CEO David Moritz, who has a love for design, recently moved here from New York.

  • He tells Axios designing awards wasn’t always the plan. Actually he started out in entertainment law, but was always interested in art, fashion and design. He decided to create a luxury award brand.
  • “I had to create a category, you know, that doesn’t exist,” Moritz said.

David Moritz. Photo courtesy of Amanda Anderson

Why it matters: Out-of-town businesses increasingly want to call Charlotte home.

By the numbers: 19,900 new jobs have been created here since the end of Q1 of this year, according to the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.

  • “We absolutely love the talent pool here,” said Moritz, whose company is hiring at its new Charlotte headquarters. 

    Between the lines: Local companies have also received awards Society Awards has created.

    • They designed the Platinum Crushie award Sycamore Brewing received this summer.
    • Moritz says some local sports teams have also reached out to them to create awards.
    • “This isn’t exclusive to celebrities,” Moritz said. “It’s for anyone that can get an iconic work of art that can be passed on for generations.” 
    • Of note: Society Awards doesn’t do its manufacturing in Charlotte; that’s handled at its Oklahoma facility

    Photo: Courtesy of Society Awards

    Details: The company’s address is 2000 South Blvd, Suite #620.

    What’s next: There’s a chance that people could see all of these popular awards in one place at some point in the near future.

    • Moritz wouldn’t disclose an exact location, but he says his vision is to have a place in the city where everyone can view some of the popular awards on display by next year. 

    Photos: Courtesy of Society Awards.

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