Small Business Award Nominations

Small Business Award Nominations

January 9, 2020


Contact: Carol Nichols, Director, Illinois SBDC at DACC,

Call for Small Business Award Nominations

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Danville Area Community College is seeking nominations from the business community, the lending community and the public to recognize the critical contributions of the Vermilion County Area’s entrepreneurs. To recognize accomplishments at all stages of business growth, awards will be given in five categories.

Small Business of the Year - A small business (in business 2 years or more) that has successfully passed the initial start-up phase and has accomplished expansion goals. 

Small Business Start-Up of the Year - A small business (in business less than 2 years) that has successfully created a business plan, obtained financing and opened their doors.

Entrepreneur of the Year - A small business owner who has distinguished themselves by achieving a business goal or by overcoming adversity to continue their business operation.

Legacy Business of the Year - A small business that has operated successfully for 10 years or more.

Incubator Small Business of the Year - A small business that is home-based or operates out of a co-work space, incubator, commercial kitchen or consignment space.

To nominate a business for one of this year's awards, send an email to with information about your nominee by Friday, March 8 at 5 pm.  If you prefer to mail in your nomination, forms are available at  These small business stars will be recognized at a breakfast on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Danville Country Club.  For more information contact the Illinois SBDC at DACC director, Carol Nichols, at 217-213-6269.

The Illinois SBDC at DACC is sponsored in part by the Small Business Administration, the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Danville Area Community College.


Nomination Form

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