The Greater Topeka Partnership’s Small Business Council, GO Topeka’s Minority and Women Business Development and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce are seeking nominees for the 40th Annual Small Business Awards. The event recognizes small businesses that have made significant contributions to the Topeka community through demonstrated excellence in the following categories:

  • Emerging Entrepreneur Award
  • Non-profit Award of Distinction
  • Minority Owned Business of Distinction
  • Woman Owned Business of Distinction
  • Innovation Award
  • Capital City Business of Distinction

Nomination forms and category descriptions are available online at Submissions will be received through March 13, 2020.

This year’s Small Business Awards Luncheon is set for Tuesday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. at the Maner Conference Center, Capitol Plaza Hotel. 

If you are interested in purchasing a table or ticket to the luncheon, please go to

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Glenda Washington at 785.246.6205 or

GO Topeka’s Mission is to create exceptional opportunities for growth, prosperity, innovation, and economic diversity and vibrancy that positively impact current and future citizens of Topeka and Shawnee County by attracting world-class companies, providing existing companies with the knowledge and resources to reach their highest potential, and cultivating entrepreneurial development and growth.