Small Business of the Year Nomination Form

Nominated businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • For-Profit Business.
  • Member in good standing of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce on the date of the application deadline.
  • Employ fewer than 25 full-time personnel (two part-time employees count as one full-time employee)
  • Opened as a fully operational business no later than January 1, 2022.

Questions? Please contact Director of Program Development Jazmyn Drake at [email protected].

  • Nominator Information

    Please complete your information below. You may be contacted if the business is selected as a finalist.
  • Who You Wish to Nominate

    Please provide the information for the business you would like to nominate for the Small Business of the Year Award.
  • Why Nominating

    Please indicate three reasons why you are nominating this business. List one reason per row. To add additional rows, please press the + button.
  • Why This Business Should Be Nominated

    Please note information may or may not be used for Small Business Week advertising purposes if this nominee is selected as a finalist.
  • Note that nominees will be judged according to five criteria: 1.Business Growth, 2. Business Management and Human Capital, 3. Community Involvement, 4. Intangible Considerations, 5. Marketing
  • Nominations are due by November 30, 2023. If you have questions, please email Director of Program Development Jazmyn Drake at [email protected].

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Small Business Week Sponsors
Gold Sponsors Elevato, Missouri Employers Mutual, and Veterans United Home Loans; Silver Sponsor University of Missouri; Media Sponsors The Columbia Missourian, COMO Magazine, Cumulus Media, KBIA/KMUC, KOPN 89.5 FM (New Wave Corporation), KMOS-TV Missouri PBS, MAAD Creative and Missouri Business Alert; Photography Sponsor MAAD Creative LLC; Printing Sponsor Columbia Printing and Sign


Small Business of the Year Celebration Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor Central Bank of Boone County; Catering Sponsor Columbia Insurance Group; Video Sponsor The Evoke Group; Location Sponsor Elk Park Event Center; Supporting Sponsors The Connection Exchange and Elevato; Photography Sponsor Sarah Jane Photography; Awards Sponsor Visionworks Marketing Group