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Events: Small Business Impact Awards

Established by the Little Rock Regional Chamber in 2019, the Small Business Impact Awards honor local businesses and organizations for their innovation, celebrate their vision and publicly appreciate their contributions to the quality of life in the community and at their place of work. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Doubletree by Hilton, Downtown Little Rock.

The Small Business Impact Awards immediately position finalists as leaders in their industry and community, and offer unparalleled opportunities to spotlight the organizations before an audience of business and civic leaders. Finalists receive extensive exposure leading up to the luncheon in May.  

Winners will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Very Small Business of the Year Award (1-9 employees)
    • Awarded to a company that exemplifies both business and civic leadership. Community involvement, management practices and overall financial performance are the primary criteria for this category.
  • Small Business of the Year Award (10-100 employees)
    • Awarded to a company that exemplifies both business and civic leadership. Community involvement, management practices, and overall financial performance are the primary criteria for this category
  • Small Business Owner Under 30 of the Year Award:
    • Awarded to a person under 30 years of age, who is the owner of a growing small business that has created market disruption to achieve success in their industry.
  • Company to Watch:
    • Awarded to a promising and innovative high-growth small business that has increased its revenue by at least 20% annually for four years or more, effectively doubling its revenues over a four-year period. The recipient has demonstrated the diversity and creativity of our entrepreneurial community and driven economic growth in the region. This company is actively expanding, adding jobs, increasing revenue, and providing vitality for the entire region and quality of life for our community.
  • Community Impact of the Year Award:
    • Awarded to a 501c3 that impacts the community through advocating, enabling, and empowering an undeserved, underrepresented or disaffected population in our area.
  • Health & Wellness Business of the Year Award:
    • Awarded to a business that demonstrates service and exceptional leadership which have resulted in improving the health of the Little Rock regional community. Award winners serve as an example for others in the community by actively supporting the health and wellness of their employees and/or the community at large such as through initiatives that address poverty, nutrition or quality of life.

Want to know more? Contact Calli Turner, Manager of Events and Member Programming, at 501.377.6027.

 

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