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 Award presented by Monarch Bank.
The Chamber is accepting applications for its 27th annual Hampton Roads Chamber's Small Business of the Year Awards. Act now to show a deserving small business you've noticed their achievements! A Small Business of the Year is recognized in each Southside city (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk) and then one overall winner is chosen for the regional award.
In addition, the Leadership Award will be presented to an individual demonstrating leadership, impact on workplace culture, community service and involvement, professional achievement, and perseverance.
The Chamber is also receiving applications for the “Top 10 to Watch.” Businesses that will be considered must be a South Hampton Roads for-profit emerging business with fewer than 99 employees, in business for six years or less as of January 1, 2011, but more than one year, or should have introduced a new product or entered a new market in the last five years.
Application deadline for all of the awards is March 21, 2011 at 5pm.
Mark your calendars! The Hampton Roads Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Awards luncheon will be held on May 19, 2011 at noon at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center. For more information, call Lindsey Sigafoos at 757-664-2535.