GO Topeka and the Topeka Chamber cordially invite you to attend the 36th Annual Small Business Awards Recognition Program on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from Noon – 1:30 PM. The event will take place at Capital Plaza Hotel, Maner Conference Center. RSVP by Wednesday, May 3, 2016 here. The keynote speaker will be Juan Sepúlveda, senior vice president, station services for PBS.
Small Business Awards Luncheon recognizes small businesses that have made significant contributions to the Topeka community through demonstrated excellence in the following categories:
- Emerging Entrepreneur of Distinction – Successful business owner who has been in business one to two years.
- Non-Profit Award of Distinction* – Must be legally formed as one of the following: 501(c)3, 501(c)4, 501(c)5, 501(c)6.
- Minority and Women Owned Business of Distinction*- A minority-owned business is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by one of the following: Native American, Hispanic/Latino, African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Subcontinent Asian. A woman-owned business is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by a female.
- Capital City Business of Distinction* – An individual who owns 51% of a small business and is responsible for the principal operations of the small business.