Small Business Awards

Nominations are open now for the Small Business of the Year Awards. The Greater South West Black Chamber of Commerce is proud to acknowledge the success of small businesses and corporate professionals and honors their contributions with in our community. Nominations are open now through the second Friday of July 2019.

Applications & Sponsorship must be submitted electronically via this form by 5 p.m, Friday, July 12, 2019. Hand written forms will NOT be accepted. Please note that only one winner per category will be awarded.


Awards will be announced on Friday, July 17, 2019. If you have not received confirmation of your nomination within one business day, please contact us via email at or 972.217.3451.

Construction CEO of the Year

This is being awarded for the exceptional contribution to the construction industry.  Be able to demonstrate excellence in their role within the building and construction industry (commercial and residential, and/or construction/development). This nomination will require any success stories, projects, leadership strategy, growth and any relevant company-wide initiatives that will significantly demonstrate excellence within the construction industry for the past year.


Business Advocate of the Year

Individual or company advocating for African American businesses in construction, architecture, or engineering.


Established Construction Firm of the Year

Construction firms that has shown clear consistent leadership and commitment to core Constructing Excellence principles across their portfolio of activities in the past year.


Diversity Champion of the Year

This award is presented to an individual or corporation who has demonstrated a commitment to the inclusion, retention and attraction of African Americans with business and community through a new or existing program or initiative.


Rising Star Award

Recognizing stars in Construction based on accelerated growth, highlighting the industries’ fastest growing companies


*Community Spirit Award

Community Spirit Award recognizes a business that has demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing, nurturing and enhancing community spirit through its actions and clearly demonstrating a commitment to sustained and continuous community betterment and stewardship.