Now accepting nominations for our 2015 Small Business Awards

2015_SBA_awards_4cThe Wichita Metro Chamber is accepting nominations for the 2015 Small Business Awards now through Friday, Dec. 12. The program, presented by Balco, Inc. and Icon Structures Inc., offers well-deserved recognition to small businesses for their achievements and contributions to our community. It provides owners and employees the opportunity to showcase their company, share their story, and be rewarded for their efforts.

Business Criteria for Participation

  • Headquartered in Wichita Metro area
  • Employ between 1-25 FTE for Tier One, or 26-100 FTE for Tier Two
  • Have been in business for at least three years
  • Demonstrate a commitment to good business practices
  • Maintain good employee relations
  • Contribute to the community
  • Have primary source of revenues from business operations, rather than grants, donors, or governmental funding (not-for-profits may be eligible to apply if they meet this criteria)
  • Be a member in good standing of the Wichita Metro Chamber at the time of application

Nominations can be made online at wichitachamber.org/awards.

One business from each tier will be selected as the 2015 Small Business of the Year, and an awards luncheon will be held in the spring to announce the recipients.

Congratulations to our 10th Annual Small Business of the Year Finalists

Now in its 10th year, our Small Business Awards program offers well-deserved recognition to Wichita small businesses for their achievements and contributions to our community. It provides owners and their employees the opportunity to showcase their company, share their story, and be rewarded for their efforts.

This year, 72 small businesses were nominated for the award and 21 completed the application process. The ten finalists were recently announced, and one business from each tier will be selected as the Small Business of the Year at an Awards Luncheon on May 7.

Tier One (1-25 Employees)
Cassandra Bryan Design
Chapple Insurance Group
Icon Structures Inc.
Kansas Truck Equipment Co., Inc.
Mize & Co., Inc.

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Tier One Finalists

Tier Two (26-100 Employees)
Balco, Inc.
Building Controls and Services Inc.
J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc.
Mid American Credit Union
Zernco, Inc.

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Tier Two Finalists

See all the photos from the Metro Mingle featuring the Small Business Awards Showcase, and register here to meet all the finalists at the April 17th Sunrise Scrambler!