The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Southeast Region has announced the finalists for its 11th annual Eagle Star Awards Gala.

The awards ceremony is being held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at the Westin Perimeter North Hotel, 7 Concourse Parkway. Awards are presented to people and companies for economic ties built between Israel and the Southeast.

Jonathan Medved, CEO of Vringo and 2008 honoree of the New York Times 10 most influential Americans in Israel, will host the event.

The ceremony also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, with special recognition going to North Carolina attorney Robert Deutsch, who receives the Chamber Founders Award and the Community Partner Award.

Awards are presented in two categories.

The first is for an Israeli company of the year with a base in the Southeast. Finalists for this award are Alpha Omega, Nazareth-Illit-based supplier of medical devices for neurosurgery; Amiad Water Systems Ltd., Galil Elyon-based supplier of filtration and water treatment equipment and Shalag Industries Ltd., Upper Galilee-based textile manufacturer specializing in hygienic markets.

Finalists for the the cross-border deal entailing collaborations are ARRIS Group, Inc. and Big Band Networks, Inc.; IDEA Bio-medical Ltd. and Medical University of South Carolina and Proctor & Gamble and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

For more information about the the event, go here, and to learn more about the American Israeli Chamber of Commerce, visit

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