25th Annual Minority and Small Business Awards

The Minority and Small Business Alliance will present awards to outstanding small and/or minority-owned businesses that have demonstrated success as business owners and commitment to the Southern Arizona community.  Click here to download the 2017 Business Awards Nomination form.

Award Nomination Categories:

  • CONSTRUCTION FIRM OF THE YEAR
  • EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
  • MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR
  • RETAILER OF THE YEAR
  • SERVICE FIRM OF THE YEAR
  • SUPPLIER/DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR
  • TECHNOLOGY FIRM OF THE YEAR

Please note:
Nominations will be accepted from all sources, including self-nominations by business owners wishing to be considered for any of the awards.
All nominations must be submitted using the AWARD NOMINATION FORM. See the links above to complete a form.  All nominations and nomination packages must be submitted by deadline of Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
All nominations should contain the information requested for each category.  Remember that judging will be based solely on the information submitted, so please take the time to provide details and to fully answer all questions.
To simplify the submittal process, the Nomination Committee has provided several ways to submit a nomination form – please see above.

Award Criteria
Eligible businesses must:

  • Be U.S. citizen-owned and have,
  • Been in business for at least three (3) years, and
  • Be a for-profit enterprise.

Other considerations:
Committee judges take into consideration many different aspects of a business owner’s story.  Business performance, growth and economic impact are very important, but the challenges and adversities a nominee has overcome on the road to success are considered as well.  The nominee’s demonstrated commitment to community involvement is of great importance also.  Details are important, so please take the time to provide specific examples and reply to all questions contained in the nominations package.  Judges are as equally interested in the story behind the successful business, as they are in the fact that the business is successful.

For further information contact:
Jo Anne Arvizu – Chair of the Nomination Committee at (520) 741-5557

Mail or FAX to:
Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona
Attention: Nomination Committee
PO Box 22801
Tucson, AZ 85734
(520) 441-2797 (fax)
Attention: Nomination Committee