Events

Minorities In Business Call For 2019 Heritage Awards Nominees
 
 The 9th Annual Minorities In Business Heritage Awards Banquet will take place April 11, 2019 at the Doubletree Hotel, 2431 N. Glenstone Ave.
“It is our great pleasure each year to recognize minority business leaders that are working to grow and compete in today’s market place.” said Samuel Knox, Executive Director of Minorities In Business. “We encourage everyone to consider how fortunate we are to have innovative diverse business leadership in the Springfield area. Please take a few minutes to nominate worthy individuals so that they may be publicly acknowledged.”
 
Nominations for awards in the following categories will be accepted through March 15, 2019.
 
The Small Business of the Year Award, honoring an individual or business for proven success and leadership through community volunteerism and demonstrated customer service and engagement.
 
Nominees for the Small Business of the Year Award will be evaluated on these criteria:
• Business must be a viable for-profit small business with proven success in the chosen field.
• Nominee must have been in business for at least three years.
• Nominee must maintain a responsible and rewarding workplace environment.
• Demonstrated leadership through community volunteerism and contributions or in-kind services.
• Demonstrated customer satisfaction and engagement.

Nominees for the Young Entrepreneur Award will be evaluated on these criteria:
• Must be under the age of 40 years old
• Business must be a viable for-profit small business with proven success in the chosen field.
• Nominee must have been in business for at least two years.
• Nominee must maintain a responsible and rewarding workplace environment.
• Demonstrated leadership through community volunteerism and contributions or in-kind services.
• Demonstrated customer satisfaction and engagement.
 
Letters of nomination should be submitted by March 15th 2019 to MIB Executive Director Samuel Knox by email to info@sgfmib.com or by mail to Minorities In Business, P. O. Box 1368, Springfield, Mo., 65801.