AICC President Tom Glaser (center), recipient of the Chamber Founders Award, with emcee Barbara Kaufman (left) and AICC Chairman Lorin Coles (right).

AICC President Tom Glaser (center), recipient of the Chamber Founders Award, with emcee Barbara Kaufman (left) and AICC Chairman Lorin Coles (right).

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NCR-Retalix won the Deal of the Year award while Delek took home the Israeli Company of the Year award at the 12th-annual Eagle Star Awards Gala of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Southeast Region (AICCSE) on May 30.

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The Eagle Star Gala, AICCSE’s community flagship event, honors the people and businesses that have contributed most to the Southeast-Israel business relationship in the past year. In addition to presenting the aforementioned awards, the Chamber also recognized long-time AICC President Tom Glaser with the Chamber Founders Award and the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) with the Community Partner Award.

In the Deal of the Year, Duluth, Ga.-based NCR acquired Ra’anana-based Retalix for $650 million. The integrated software and services for high-complexity, fast-moving consumer goods of the latter will certainly serve well the former, a global tech provider of innovative retail software and services addressing the needs of retail, financial, travel, hospitality, and telecom & technology organizations in more than 100 countries.

And as for the Israeli Company of the Year, Delek is a Netanya-based holding company that operates its U.S. Holding Inc. headquarters from Brentwood, Tenn. as a diversified energy business with refineries, crude oil pipelines, light products, loading facilities, retail fuel and convenience stores employing more than 4,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Other Deal of the Year Finalists included EndoChoice-Peer Medical, Ltd. and SintecMedia-Argo Systems, and other Israeli Company of the Year Finalists include ARKAL Automotive and ClickDemensions.

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