Join Topeka's Small Business Council and small business community for the 2021 Small Business Awards. From 11:30 am - 1 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, The Greater Topeka Partnership will recognize local businesses, a nonprofit agency and an emerging entrepreneur for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Shawnee County community. You can become part of the process by nominating a business for consideration.
If you would like to attend the event to celebrate the success of small businesses in the community you can purchase your ticket HERE
To nominate a business fill out the electronic form below or download the nomination form here. If you download the nomination form, it can also be faxed to 785.234.8656 or emailed to MaryAnn.Anderson@TopekaPartnership.com. All nominations must be received by 3 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021.
The Greater Topeka Partnership will contact the business/organization and ask for additional information addressing the specific selection criteria.
2021 Award Finalists
Capital City Business of Distinction
Dobski & Associates, Inc - Tom and Marilyn Dobski
Jamie Hornbaker Agency, LLC - Jamie Hornbaker
Red Door Home Store - Jesse & Stacie Borjon
Minority Owned Business of Distinction
Dare To Dream Event Management - Cheryl Clark
G's Cheesecake and More - George Kearse
Unique Solution Services - Jason Garland
Women Owned Business of Distinction
Balanced Property Management - Grace Brown Mitchell
Capital Gymnastics & Athletics - Triny Beckman and Chambrlyn Gaddy
TLJ Consulting - Tracy Jepson
Non-Profit Award of Distinction
Capper Foundation - Jim Leiker
Kansas Children's Service League - Gail Cozadd
Topeka Habitat for Humanity, Inc - Janice Watkins
Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Dialogue Coffee House - Caitlyn Halsey
Paper June - Angie Grau
Tender Loving Care Pet Nursing Hotel - Leslie A. Fleuranges
Evergy Plaza - Pat Michaelis
The Milestone Market - Abbey Brown
South Wind Shelters & Safe Rooms, LLC - Matt Cobb
The company or firm must have been in business a minimum of three successive years under the same ownership. Exception made for Emerging Entrepreneur Award.
The firm should demonstrate growth in employees, sales and business/organization expansion.
The firm should have demonstrated creativity and imagination in the development of its business, or in its product or service.
The ownership of the firm should demonstrate initiative to aid the community through the use of personal or financial resources, including examples of involvement of its business, or in product or service.
NOMINEES MUST BE LOCATED IN SHAWNEE COUNTY
For questions, call GO Topeka at 785.231.6000 or email
All nominations must be received by 3 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021.
CAPITAL CITY BUSINESS OF DISTINCTION
A successful company that exhibits strong growth, longevity, and is committed to community involvement.
MINORITY OWNED BUSINESS OF DISTINCTION
A minority-owned business is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by one of the following: Native American, Hispanic/Latino, African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Subcontinent Asian.
WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS OF DISTINCTION
The nominee must be a female who serves as a majority owner (51% or more) and operates or bears principal responsibility for operating a small business.
NONPROFIT AWARD OF DISTINCTION
Must be legally formed as one of the following: 501(c)3, 501(c)4, 501(c)5 or 501(c)6.
EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Successful business owner who has been in business one to three years. Nominee must be aligned with above criteria and must submit two references from either an educator, community service professional or customer.
Recognizes a business or organization for the exemplary use and implementation of innovation and progressive practices that have made a significant improvement for customer, company, community or environment.
If you would like to nominate a business, please fill out the form below.
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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:
Thank you to our Media Sponsor
Thank you to our Floral Sponsor:
Chinell's By Ariel Floral and Event Design
Azura Credit Union
CoreFirst Bank & Trust
GO Modern, LLC
Horst, Terrill, & Karst Architects, PA
Kaw Valley Bank
Ricks Advanced Dermatology
Budget Blinds of Topeka
Fidelity State Bank and Trust
KBS Constructors, Inc
Prairie Band Casio & Resort
Prairie Band, LLC
Schendel Lawn & Landscape
Silver Lake Bank
Summers, Spenser & Company, PA
Valeo Behavioral Health Care
Central National Bank
Hoyt's Truck Center
ITC Great Plains
Jamie Hornbaker - State Farm Agent
Key Staffing/Premier Employment
KS Commercial Realtors
Midwest Housing Equity Group, Inc.
Restore Physical Therapy
Schwerdt Design Group
Scott Human Resources
Shawnee Heights USD 450
Silver Lake Bank
Springhill Suites Topeka
Strathman Sales Co
Topeka Community Foundation