Minority and Small Business Development Week Nominations
The Minority and Small Business Alliance will present awards to outstanding small businesses that have demonstrated success as business owners and commitment to the Southern Arizona community.
Awards Nomination Categories: CONSTRUCTION FIRM OF THE YEAR EXPORTER OF THE YEAR MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR RETAILER OF THE YEAR SERVICE FIRM OF THE YEAR SUPPLIER/DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY FIRM OF THE YEAR BUSINESS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
Please note: nominations will be accepted from all sources, including self- nominations by business owners wishing to be considered for any of the awards.
All nominations must be submitted using the AWARD NOMINATION FORM. See the link below to complete the form. All nominations and nomination packages must be submitted before the deadline of August 1, 2011.
http://www.msbasa.org/Nominations.html All nominations should contain the information requested for each category. Remember that judging will be based solely on the information submitted, so please take the time to provide details and to fully answer all questions.
The Awards Criteria
Eligible businesses firm must: - Be U.S. citizen-owned. - Have been in business for at least three (3) years. - Be a for-profit enterprise.
Other considerations: Alliance Nominations committee judges take into consideration many different aspects of a business owner's story. Business performance, growth and economic impact are very important, but the challenges and adversities a nominee has overcome on the road to success are considered as well. The nominee's demonstrated commitment to community involvement is of great importance also. Details are important, so please take the time to provide specific examples in reply to all questions contained in the nominations package. Judges are as equally interested in the story behind the successful business, as they are in the fact that the business is successful.
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