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Minority Enterprise Development (MED) week recognizes the achievements of Southern Arizona's minority-owned businesses.


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Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Nominations

The Minority and Small Business Alliance will present awards to outstanding minority-owned businesses that have demonstrated success as business owners and commitment to the Southern Arizona community.

MED Week Awards Nomination Categories:

MINORITY CONSTRUCTION FIRM OF THE YEAR

MINORITY EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

MINORITY MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

MINORITY RETAILER OF THE YEAR

MINORITY SERVICE FIRM OF THE YEAR

MINORITY SUPPLIER/DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

MINORITY TECHNOLOGY FIRM OF THE YEAR

MINORITY BUSINESS ADVOCATE 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 link below to complete a form online. All nominations and nomination packages must be submitted before the deadline of August 1, 2010.

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 MED Week committee has provided many ways to submit a nomination form - please see below

The MED Week Awards Criteria

Eligible businesses firm must:

Be at least 51% minority-owned with the owner(s) having the knowledge and expertise to manage, operate, and control the business. Be U.S.-citizen-owned. Have been in business for at least three (3) years. Be a for-profit enterprise.

Eligible minority groups :

For a small business to be considered for a MED Week award, the owner(s) must be of an ethnic heritage that is, by U.S. law, defined as a minority. Eligible minority groups include: Black /African Americans; Latino/Hispanic Americans; Asian Americans; Pacific Island Americans; Native Americans; and/or Alaskan Native Americans.

Other considerations:

MED Week 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 in 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:

Stephen Hart Chair of the Nominations Committee at (520)620-7042

Kim Stine Co-chair of the Nominations Committee at (520)297-3232


Mail to:

Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona
Attention: MEDWEEK Nominations Committee
PO Box 766
Cortaro , AZ 85652-0766

FAX to:

(520)740-3646
Attention: MEDWEEK Nominations Committee

Click Here for Minority Entrepreneurs Nomination Form - (MS-Word)

Click Here for Minority Business Advocate Of The Year Information & Nomination Form - (MS-Word)

 

Deadline for Nomination Forms is: August 01, 2010 by 5:00 p. m. (Mountain Time)

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