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  • 2017 Small Business of the Year Award

    Questions about the 2017 Pima County Small Business Awards Program or the application process should be directed to:

    Aurora Hernandez, Project Assistant

    Pima County Small Business Commission
    130 W. Congress Street
    Suite 505
    Tucson, AZ. 85701

    Email: Aurora Hernandez
    Phone: (520) 724-7356
    Fax: (520) 724-7358

    Deadline to Submit Online Applications

    All 2017 Small Business Award Applications must be submitted online to the Pima County Small Business Commission no later than: 5 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018.

    $500 ‘Small Business of the Year’ Awards will be presented to a Pima County Urban, Rural, and Non-Profit Small Business.

    2017 Small Business Winners will be selected by the Small Business Commission and presented at a Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting in early 2018 at the Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room, 130 W. Congress Street. Awardees will be notified approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the Board meeting.

    Small Business Eligibility Guidelines:

    • Must be located in Pima County
    • Manager or owner must live in Pima County
    • Employ fewer than 100 people (full-time or part-time)
    • Must have been in operation for two (2) or more years
    Small Busineess of the Year Award Feedback Form

    Select Locale

    ‘Urban’ is defined as a business located within Tucson City Limits
    ‘Rural’ is defined as a business located outside Tucson City Limits
    ‘Non-profit’ is defined as a business located in Pima County that is exempt from federal income taxes.


    1.*  Briefly describe your main business focus (e.g., history, products/services) and mission, vision, values, and goals.


    2.*  Significant Accomplishments (up to 15 points value): Describe significant accomplishments that you are especially proud of since the business’s inception (e.g., growth plan, business milestones, significant revenue stream, achievements).


    3.*  Culture (up to 20 points value): Please describe your management practices as they pertain to company/organizational culture, leadership, training & work environment and/or maintaining a responsible & rewarding workplace environment.


    4.*  Impact on Pima County (up to 30 points value): In what manner has your business impacted Pima County in a positive way? (e.g., economic impact & investment in the local economy; impact on the local workforce; improving lives of people you serve).


    5.*  Community Involvement (up to 15 points value): Describe your business’s positive contributions to the community (e.g., volunteer activities; donations, or other in-kind activities).


    6.*  State why you believe the business should be selected “Small Business of the Year” (up to 20 points value).


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    Commission Coordinator

    Patrick Cavanaugh
    Economic Development and Tourism
    (520) 724-3296

    Deseret Romero
    Economic Development
    (520) 724-8450

    Location of Meetings

    Administration Building
    1st Floor Conference Room
    130 W. Congress St.
    Tucson, AZ 85701