An Ethnic Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) is defined as a business that is owned or controlled (greater than 50 percent) by the following persons or groups of persons that are also U.S. citizens or resident aliens admitted for lawful admission to the United States: African Americans, Alaska Native, Asian, Asian Indian, Asian Pacific Americans, Hasidic Jews, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders.
Eligible nominees include, and are not limited to, business owners, business executives, nonprofit organizations, for-profit firms and Institutions, universities and colleges, and local, state and federal government representatives.
The awards listed under Minority – Owned Firms Awards are reserved as minority business presentations. The remaining MED Week Champion Awards, are open to qualified nominees without regard to ethnic minority status.
· No Past Five (5) Year, 2014 – 2018, Award Winners will be considered.
· Award nomination applications are online at the link below. Applications will be submitted by the San Antonio MBC Center’s 2019 MED Week Consortium, other organizations/parties, strategic partners, and stakeholders.
· Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organizations in any applicable category, and may be submitted for more than one award category. Self-nominations are also permitted. In addition, nominations may be submitted by the San Antonio MBC Center.
· Nominations should address the specific evaluation criterion applicable to the award category. Narratives should be thorough and concise.
· The nomination package is comprised of: (1) the nomination form; (2) narratives addressing the specific evaluation criterion/information; and (3) a nominee biography or an organization overview (as applicable.) Application attachments shall not exceed four (4) pages.
· Do not include any additional material, such as promotional materials, annual reports, etc., unless the question for the applicable category specifically requests it.
· Do not submit photographs. Category winners will have five days after receipt of official notification to submit a high-resolution photo.
· Complete award nomination applications via the website.
· Any questions? Contact Jacqueline M. Jackson, Telephone Number: 210-458-2483, or Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org.
** All Nominations must be completed no later than Friday, July, 12 2019 @ Noon **
ETHNIC MINORITY-OWNED FIRMS
1. Minority Advanced Manufacturing Firm
Presented to the minority-owned firm that has achieved success in employing innovative technology, creating high quality manufacturing jobs, and significant market share increases.
2. Minority Construction Firm
Presented to the minority-owned firm that has achieved success in private or public sector projects and has exhibited revenue and job growth over a sustained two (2) year minimum timeframe.
3. Minority Exporting Firm
Presented to a high-performing, minority-owned company that has achieved outstanding export success. This success is reflected in increased exports, penetration to new markets, increased revenues, and job growth.
4. Minority Health Care Firm
Presented to a minority-owned company that has achieved notable success, by improving healthcare delivery, and quality through innovation.
5. Minority Hospitality/Food Services Firm
Presented to a minority-owned Hospitality, and or Food Services firm that has provided outstanding success as an economic driver.
6. Minority Rural Firm
Presented to a minority-owned firm that is located in an agricultural/farming area that provides services to those residents/businesses, and other consumers.
7. Minority Technology Firm
Presented to a minority-owned technology company that has achieved notable success employing new, and innovative techniques/ideas that promote greater efficiency, and productivity, e. g. products, and or services.
8. Minority Veteran Firm
Presented to a minority Veteran owned company that has achieved outstanding success in increased revenue, job growth, and sustainability, market share, and customer satisfaction.
9. Minority Entrepreneur of the Year
Presented to a Minority Business Owner who has exhibited the willingness to initiate a successful business venture, e.g. risk taker, innovator, self-discipline, integrity, self-confidence.
MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONS
10. Distinguished Business Advocate Award
Presented to an individual or organization demonstrating outstanding financial commitment, and leadership to the minority business community, e.g. traditional, and or alternative working or investment capital.
11. MED Week Chairman’s Award
Presented to a group or individual that has shown consistent and outstanding minority business enterprise advocacy. The Awardee plays an integral role in the creative, technical, or professional progress of minority business development.
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