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41st ANNUAL SAN ANTONIO MED WEEK AWARD CATEGORIES

REQUIREMENTS:

A Minority-Owned Business Enterprise is defined as a business that is owned or controlled (greater than 50 percent) by MBEs as defined by the MBDA Act. 15 U.S.C. §§ 9501(9), (15).

Eligible nominees include two distinct groups: the first group consists of MBEs, including for-profit and non-profit firms; and the second group comprises MED Week champions, which can include 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 .

Luncheon Award Category Definitions

No Past Five (5) Year, 2019-2023 Award Winners Will be Nominated

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 Business Support Firm
    Presented to a high-performing, minority-owned company that has achieved outstanding marketing, PR, Payroll, and/or Consulting Services success.

  3. 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.

  4. Minority Exporting Firm
    Presented to a high-performing, minority-owned company that has achieved outstanding export success. This success is reflected in increased exports, new market development, increased revenues, and job growth.

  5. Minority Health Care Firm
    Presented to a minority-owned company that has achieved notable success, by improving healthcare delivery, and quality through innovation.

  6. Minority Hospitality, Tourism, Entertainment Firm
    Presented to a minority-owned Hospitality, Tourism, or Entertainment firm that has provided outstanding success as an economic driver that includes revenue, job creation, and job growth.

  7. Minority Legacy Firm
    Presented to a minority family -owned company that has operated, for at least 35 years, and has achieved economic success, as a community economic institution.

  8. Minority Skilled Trade Firm
    Presented to a minority-owned certified skilled trade company that has achieved increased revenue, job growth, and sustainability success, e. g. Plumbing, Carpentry, Welding, Pipefitting

  9. Minority Technology Firm
    Presented to a minority-owned technology company that has achieved notable success employing innovative techniques, and ideas that promote greater efficiency, and productivity, e. g. products, and or services.

  10. Minority Veteran Firm
    Presented to a minority Veteran owned company that has achieved outstanding success in increased revenue, job growth, sustainability, market share, and customer satisfaction.

  11. Minority Entrepreneur of the Year
    Presented to a minority business owner who has exhibited the skills necessary to initiate, and grow a successful business venture, e.g. visionary, risk taker, innovator, change agent, community leader.

  12. The Minority Resilience Award (The Non-Five-Year Requirement is Waived.)
    Presented to company that responded to COVID-19 challenges, and survived, and thrived through unpredictable, changing, and potential unfavorable events. Resiliency is the key, e. g. business builders, retooling, new markets, organizational restructuring

MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONS

  1. Minority Access to Capital Advocate
    Presented to a minority individual who has protected, promoted, and provided ethnic minority businesses assistance in overcoming obstacles when attempting to access capital markets.

  2. 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.

  3. MED Week Chairman’s Resilience Award
    Presented to a group or individual that illustrates COVID-19 strategies that adapted to a fluid economy, and “New Normal,” successfully. Their methods include Creativity, Resiliency, Innovation, and Tenacity that play an integral role in the creative, technical, or professional progress of minority business development.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Award nomination applications are online, www.samedweek.org. Applications will be submitted by the UTSA-Institute for Economic Development’s San Antonio Minority Business Development Agency Centers’ 2024 MED Week Consortium, other organizations, 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 UTSA-Institute for Economic Development (IED) San Antonio Minority Business Development Agency Centers’ staff.
  • No Past Five (5) Year, 2019 – 2023, Award Winners will be nominated.
  •  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.jackson@utsa.edu.

minority-owned firms

Presented to the minority-owned firm that has achieved success in employing innovative technology, creating high quality manufacturing jobs, and significant market share increases.
Presented to a high-performing, minority-owned company that has achieved outstanding marketing, PR, Payroll, and/or Consulting Services success.

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.

Presented to a high-performing, minority-owned company that has achieved outstanding export success. This success is reflected in increased exports, new market development, increased revenues, and job growth. 
Presented to a minority-owned company that has achieved notable success, by improving healthcare delivery, and quality through innovation.
Presented to a minority-owned Hospitality, Tourism, or Entertainment firm that has provided outstanding success as an economic driver that includes revenue, job creation, and job growth.
Presented to a minority family -owned company that has operated, for at least 35 years, and has achieved economic success, as a community economic institution.
Presented to a minority-owned certified skilled trade company that has achieved increased revenue, job growth, and sustainability success, e. g. Plumbing, Carpentry, Welding, Pipefitting
Presented to a minority-owned technology company that has achieved notable success employing innovative techniques, and ideas that promote greater efficiency, and productivity, e. g. products, and or services.
Presented to a minority Veteran owned company that has achieved outstanding success in increased revenue, job growth, sustainability, market share, and customer satisfaction.
Presented to a minority business owner who has exhibited the skills necessary to initiate, and grow a successful business venture, e.g., visionary, risk taker, innovator, change agent, community leader
Presented to a company that responded to COVID-19 challenges, and survived, and thrived through unpredictable, changing, and potential unfavorable events. Resiliency is the key, e. g. business builders, retooling, new markets, organizational restructuring

minority business development champions

Presented to a mass communication minority firm that has extensive knowledge that created, packaged, and distributed content across digital, and traditional platforms, e. g., video, social, audio.

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.

Presented to a group or individual that illustrates COVID-19 strategies that adapted to a fluid economy, and “New Normal,” successfully. Their methods include Creativity, Resiliency, Innovation, and Tenacity that play an integral role in the creative, technical, or professional progress of minority business development.

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