Nominations due April 24, 2017
The Business Development Connection of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Annual Minority Business Opportunity Awards. These awards seek to recognize outstanding individuals or businesses who are making a difference in our community.
As defined by BDC, a minority for the purposes of these awards categories includes not only racial minorities, but also includes gender and ethnicity i.e. women, Hispanics, Asian American, Native American, etc.)
Businesses nominated MUST be chamber members. To verify a nominee’s membership status, please refer to the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce membership directory, either in print or online: http://web.shreveportchamber.org/search.
Categories and their descriptions are as follows:
Top Business Professional of the Year: A minority individual who consistently exemplifies the highest standard of professional excellence; reputation/performance on the job is that of a respected leader or example to his/her colleagues; has a record of accomplishments and dedicates his/her time to providing service to the community.
Small Business Owner of the Year: A minority individual, who owns, operates and bears the principal responsibility for operating a small business (less than 50). Partners may be nominated as a team provided the number of individuals in the team does not exceed four.
Emerging Business of the Year: A new minority‐owned business (1‐3 years) that is poised for future growth and has carved a niche for itself in the business community.
Business of the Year: An established business that employs (50 or more) that creates opportunities for minority‐owned businesses and/or minority individuals and has a strong philanthropic commitment to the community. (Note: This category does not have to be a minority owned business)
To nominate a local professional or business, visit www.shreveportchamber.org/mboa. Nominations are due April 24th.