Nominations for the 2018 Small Business Leaders Awards

Welcome to the 2018 North San Antonio Chamber Small Business Leaders Awards Nomination Application!

The annual North San Antonio Chamber Small Business Leaders Awards is an opportunity to highlight and share an inspiring story of success with the San Antonio business community. If you know an exemplary small business, this is your chance to help share that company’s story and honor local entrepreneurs!

Finalists and winners are selected by a panel of judges that make up the SBLA Selection Committee. The judges select winners based on demonstrated success in their respective award category. Though the criteria for selection varies with each award, well-done nominations tell a compelling story of the company’s path to success, obstacles overcome, unique talents, etc., and convey to the judges that the nominee has made a mark on the local business community.

 

Nomination Application Instructions

  • You may only nominate for one category below.
  • Be prepared to include both a company biography that encompasses the history of the business and its relevance to the award, as well as a personal biography of the owner including the personal narrative of the nominee as it relates to the award.  Biographies MUST be between 250-300 words.
  • Be prepared to include a high resolution company logo, a high resolution head-shot of owner, and 4 quality photos that represent the company and/or owner’s journey to success.
  • Deadline to submit application is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
  • Applicants will be notified no later than Friday, August 10, 2018.

*Submissions that do not include all of the requested materials or do not meet the requested guidelines will not be considered.

Nominee Criteria

  • Nominees must be current members of the North San Antonio Chamber.
  • Nominees must not be current members of the North San Antonio Chamber Board of Directors.
  • Nominees must employ 99 or less full-time employees.

Please note: Biographies, photos, marketing/promotional materials, publications, financial statements and other supporting information submitted to the North San Antonio Chamber will not be returned.  Any information provided to the North San Antonio Chamber will be treated as confidential and reviewed solely for award selection.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary-Margaret Hasslocher.

Award Categories:

I.  Education Institution of the Year 
The recipient of the Education Institution of the Year Award is a higher education program that offers tailored and cutting-edge curriculum and educational opportunities that produce skilled labor in order to stimulate and perpetuate a thriving workforce demand in San Antonio.

Nominate for the Education Institution of the Year Award

II.  Financial Services Business of the Year 
The recipient of the Financial Services Award is a small business that provides banking, insurance, or investments in San Antonio.

Nominate for the Financial Services Business of the Year Award

III.  Healthcare Business of the Year 
The recipient of the Healthcare Award is a small business that provides or promotes health and wellness, hospital or emergency care, research, or innovative technology in the healthcare space.

Nominate for the Healthcare Business of the Year Award

IV.  Hospitality Business of the Year
The recipient of the Hospitality Award is a small business that promotes the hospitality industry through travel, restaurants, or hotels.

Nominate for the Hospitality Business of the Year Award

V.  Manufacturer of the Year 
The recipient of the Manufacturers Award is a small business that has worked or is currently working on a significant project in the last 12 months and that improves the economic vitality of San Antonio.

Nominate for the Manufacturer of the Year Award

VI.  Military & Veteran Business of the Year 
The recipient of the Military & Veterans Award is a small business that supports the military community.

Nominate for the Military & Veteran Business of the Year Award

VII.  Non-Profit of the Year 
The recipient of the Non-Profit Award is a 501(c) or government organization that advocates for goodwill for the city of San Antonio.

Nominate for the Non-Profit of the Year Award

VIII.  Public Relations Business of the Year
The recipient of the Public Relations Award is a marketing, advertising, or communications small business that upholds positive and ethical PR and positively affects the community.

Nominate for the Public Relations Business of the Year Award

IX.  Technology & Security Business of the Year 
The recipient of the Technology & Security Award is a small business that perpetuates the advancement and notoriety of technology and cybersecurity in the San Antonio community.

Nominate for the Technology & Security Business of the Year Award

X.  Women Owned Business of the Year
The recipient of the Women Owned Business Award has moved the needle for women owned businesses through proven success, leadership, growth, and profitability.

Nominate for the Women Owned Business of the Year Award