INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is seeking the top small business in the state for its annual competition naming the Indiana Small Business of the Year.
The honor is given to a Hoosier company that demonstrates best practices in business sustainability and growth, commitment to employees and a track record of community involvement.
The award is open to all Hoosier companies with 250 employees or fewer. Out-of-state parent companies are eligible to participate if at least 25 full-time employees are in Indiana.
Nominations can come from an outside source or by self-nomination. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 9.
Nomination forms are available online at www.indianachamber.com/awardsprograms. Required information includes: Name of business, contact information, brief history of business (including revenue, product/service, efficiencies, etc.), impact on community, brief employee testimonials, why the company merits such an award, plus any additional supporting material.
Submit entries to: Elizabeth Kallas, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 850 South, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or at email@example.com.
Finalists will be honored and the "Indiana Small Business of the Year" announced at the Chamber's annual awards luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.
Most recently, Jeffersonville's Amatrol Inc., which designs and manufactures technical learning systems, beat a field of dozens of nominees to be named the 2010 Indiana Small Business of the Year.
In addition, award finalists from across the state were recognized for their achievements.