2019 MBOA NOMINATIONS
DEADLINE APRIL 13
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.)
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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)
NOTE: If you would like to nominate more than one person, complete the first form, hit the submit button, and then hit the refresh icon on your browser’s address bar above to begin with a new, empty form.
2020 MBOA Nomination Form