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Small Business Awards

2017 Small Business Awards

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, GO Topeka and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce will recognize local businesses, a nonprofit agency and a small  business advocate for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Shawnee County Community.

We want you to be a part of the process. Nominate someone today. Click here to download the form.

Secretary Antonio Soave, Kansas Department of Commerce, will be our keynote speaker.

  • 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
  • Small Business Advocate – Provides technical assistance to small businesses, supports the development of entrepreneurs or raises the awareness about the importance of small businesses to the community.

Click here to register. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact Glenda Washington.


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