Nominations now open for Minority Business Opportunity Awards

The Business Development Connection (BDC) of the Greater Shreveport Chamber recognizes outstanding minority individuals or businesses who are making a difference in our community. We are now accepting nominations for the Annual Minority Business Opportunity Awards. 

As defined by BDC, a minority for the purposes of these categories includes not only racial minorities, but also includes gender and ethnicity i.e. women, Hispanics, Asian American, African American, Native American, etc.

Note: Nominees MUST be chamber investors. If a nominee is not a chamber investor, they will be given the opportunity to join prior to submitting their application for consideration. 

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.

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.

SMALL BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR – A minority individual, who owns, operates and bears the principal responsibility for a thriving small business (less than 50 employees) in our community. Partners may be nominated as a team provided the number of individuals in the team does not exceed four.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – An established business (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.)

​NON-PROFIT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR – A professional that works for a not-for-profit organization 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 who through their leadership and service demonstrates a strong philanthropic commitment to addressing the needs of and/or expanding opportunities for minorities in the community. (Note: This category does not have to be a minority)

For more info or to submit a nominee, visit https://shreveportchamber.org/events/mboa/mboanominations/

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