A Waxhaw resident is a finalist to be named the Charlotte region’s Woman Business Owner of the Year Award. Tele-Vantage Inc president Elaine Piraneo founded Tele-Vantage in 1992 as a way for small companies to outsource their telecommunications needs. The companys ACCUBILL division also performs bill audits to help businesses recoup money and find errors.
“On average, the ACCUBILL division is finding 30 percent savings for small businesses, which can make a huge difference in paying other bills or having money to invest in growth,” Piraneo said. “For larger organizations, we are finding mistakes in the tens of thousands. For one particular manufacturing client, we secured $100,000 in credits from one vendor reversing mistakes over a three-year period. We were able to get another equipment company $97,500 in refunded monies due to a $4.57 per minute long distance billing error which occurred over 150 of their locations.
The 26th annual award ceremony will be held at Charlotte’s Palmer Building May 3.