Are you a Birmingham small business that’s making a name for yourself? The Birmingham Business Alliance wants to hear from you.
The group, a regional chamber of commerce and economic development agency, is accepting nominations for nine small business awards as part of an expanded regional Small Business Week celebration. An expo and business summit at the downtown Sheraton Hotel and an awards ceremony at the Summit shopping center’s Saks 5th Avenue store are planned, according to Richard Wallace, chairman of the BBA’s Small Business committee.
The events are orchestrated with the goals of Blueprint Birmingham in mind, which is a five-year strategic plan from the BBA that will help small companies find new opportunities.
“There are a lot of companies that want to grow, but they’re not aware of their options,” said Wallace, who is managing director of Organizational Success Management, a Birmingham-based consulting firm.
“It’s about helping companies launch, better develop and grow,” he said in a press release.
So what do the winners get? Networking opportunities with community business leaders and also may win business services. A large business that actively benefits the region’s small businesses will win the Small Business Champion Award.
There is no fee for nominating a business for these awards, and expo ticket prices and fees for participants have yet to be determined, as has the event’s keynote speaker. For more information, visit the BBA website.