Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Nominations are now open for the Shreveport Chamber’s Annual Minority Business Opportunity Awards

by BIZ Magazine

The Business Development Connection of the Greater Shreveport Chamber is seeking help in recognizing outstanding individuals or businesses who are making a difference in our community. Nominations are now open 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, Native American, etc.)
 
Award descriptions:

  • 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 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.??
  • 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)

Eligibility:

  • Honorees from the previous year are ineligible. 
  • Individuals are not eligible if they have been an honoree twice within a 5-year period.   
  • May not be currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater Shreveport Chamber, Business Development Connection, employed by area Chambers of Commerce or serve as a public elected official. 
  • Individuals are only eligible to be honored for one award recognition from the Greater Shreveport Chamber per year.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the Greater Shreveport Chamber or pay application fee.
  • The Business Development Committee reserves the right to determine eligibility on a case by case basis.

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE

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