PHE/Adam & Eve Named Local Business of the Year

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.—PHE, Inc., the parent company of leading adult brand Adam & Eve, was named "Business of the Year" last week by the local Hillsborough/Orange County, N.C. Chamber of Commerce.

PHE received the honor Friday, February 21 at the Chamber's Annual Awards Gala, where the organization awards exceptional businesses and leaders for their achievements in the business community.

"PHE, Inc. is an amazing asset to the commerce of Hillsborough and Orange County North Carolina," Chamber president Chad D. Collins said. "A major employer to our community, PHE has positioned itself to be relevant in our current economic environment. PHE's employees that are active in the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamer of Commerce are overly willing to contribute to the greater good for the Chamber and for these reasons, we are proud to recognize PHE, Inc. as the 2019 Business of the Year."

Commented PHE president David Groves, "We are honored to receive this recognition. In 2005, PHE, Inc. received the 'Business of the Year' award from the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and it truly validated our company's efforts to be a good corporate citizen. Today, we're thrilled to once again be celebrated for our work within our community."

PHE, Inc. started as founder Phil Harvey’s 1969 master’s thesis while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, allowing Adam & Eve to become the nation’s first mail order contraceptive business. From there, it became a thriving adult toy catalog company before transitioning into a mostly web-based adult retail business.

Today, PHE, Inc. employs around 300 people at its Hillsborough, N.C. headquarters, which includes a warehouse, call center and marketing department. Harvey’s philanthropic philosophies continue to influence Adam & Eve, with the company contributing both time and money to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and more.

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