Statistics show that 80% of businesses in our community are small businesses. As a vital piece of Hampton Roads' economic foundation, these companies are most definitely worth celebrating. Nominate one or more worthy small businesses for the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Awards presented by Southern Bank.
Give a small business you know the recognition it deserves and be a part of a surprise they'll never forget! A Small Business of the Year will be recognized in each Southside city (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk) and one from the Peninsula. One overall winner will be chosen for the regional award.There is no limit to how many businesses you can nominate, and self nominations are welcome. Nomination deadline for all awards is February 21, 2014.
Nominations are also being accepted for the "Top 10 to Watch." Start-ups and businesses that will be considered must be a Hampton Roads for-profit emerging business with fewer than 99 employees, in business for five years or less as of January 1, 2014.
The Young Entrepreneur Award (YEA!), which will be awarded to a standout young entrepreneur in the Hampton Roads region. The award recognizes young entrepreneurs who have taken the risk of starting and running their own business in Hampton Roads.
In addition, the Impressions in Print Leadership Award will be presented to an individual demonstrating leadership, impact on workplace culture, community service and involvement, professional achievement, and perseverance.
Download the nomination form for the Small Business of the Year Award, the “Top 10 to Watch,” and the Leadership Award.
Download the nomination form for the YEA!
The 2014 Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards luncheon will be held in May. This event is held during National Small Business Week. Thanks to sponsors: Southern Bank (Presenting); Inside Business (Media); and Impressions in Print (Leadership Award). For more information, call Maggie Cromwell at 757-664-2537.