The 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
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.