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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.

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

  • Emerging Entrepreneur of Distinction – Successful business owner who has been in business one to two years.
    • Crescent Foundry, LLC dba The Foundry
    • Norsemen Brewing Company
    • Shana Cakes, LLC
  • 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.
    • Boys and Girls Club of Topeka
    • Topeka Rescue Mission, Inc.
    • YWCA of NE Kansas
  • 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.
    • Finding My Way Books
    • Prairie Glass Studio
    • Oasis Family Medicine Associates, LLC
  • 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
    • Envista Credit Union
    • HME, Inc. – Haas Metal Engineering
    • Sprout Communication, LLC
  • 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.
    • Create Uplift, LLC
    • Jenny Torrence – Owner, Serendipity, Pinkadilly, NOTO Burrito
    • TK Business Magazine, Inc.

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

 

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