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  • Nominations Sought for Small Business Commission's 2016 Small Business of the Year Award

    Sep 12, 2016 | Read More News
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    small biz awardThe Pima County Small Business Commission is seeking nominations for its 2016 Small Business of the Year Awards. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Oct. 9. 

    To be eligible for the award, businesses must be located in Pima County, employ fewer than 100 people (full- and/or part-time), have operated for a minimum of two years, and the manager or owner must reside in Pima County. 

    One urban business (within the City of Tucson) and one rural business (outside Tucson city limits) will be selected for the honor, which includes a $500 award. 

    Nominations must be made online here.

     The brief online application requests an overview of the business, list of recent accomplishments, description of management practices, explanation of how the business has had a positive impact on the county, and its involvement in the community. Questions are weighted according to their level of significance to the overall nomination. 

    Applications will be reviewed and the winners selected by the Small Business Commission. The winners will be announced and the awards will be presented in early 2017 at a Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting in the Supervisors’ Hearing Room, 130 W. Congress St. 

    Past winners of the Small Business of the Year Award:
    • 2010: Microbusiness Advancement Center 
    • 2011: Gasoline Alley
    • 2012: Joint Technical Education District 
    • 2013: Rural Award - Ajo Transportation; Urban award - Casa de los Niño’s Thrift store 
    • 2014: Rural Award - Golden Goose Thrift Store in Catalina; Urban Award - The Planning Center
    • 2015: Rural Award – Bling by Design; Urban Award - Aztera
    The Pima County Small Business Commission is comprised of small business owners or managers who represent the business community throughout Pima County. The mission of the SBC is to be a “voice for small business” to County elected officials and staff. For more information, please visit the Small Business Commission's webpage. 

    Photo Caption: 2013 winners of the SBC BOTY Award with members of the Small Business Commission and District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson. 

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