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Small Business Awards Application

Remember, you must be a member of the KC Chamber in good standing at the time of application.

Upon completing this application, you will be part of one of the largest and most respected Small Business chamber award programs in the country! We want you to be successful in your application so please follow the instructions closely. Please contact Laura Dryden, Small Business Manager at with questions.
Below you will find the application and criteria for the following KC Chamber 2018 Small Business Awards:
  • Small Business of the Year-Mr. K Award
  • Diverse Business of the Year
  • Legacy of KC Award
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • International Small Business of the Year Award
In order to be a part of this incredible opportunity, you will need to prepare a few items for your application:
  • Your company history
  • Description of your corporate culture
  • Description of your company’s participation in community service and how you engage your employees
  • Description of how you differentiate yourself from your competitors
  • Description of where you see your company in 10 years and how you will achieve that goal
**Please note that there is only ONE application to complete and your responses will help the judges determine which awards you are qualified for.
All those qualified companies who submit their completed application for any of the five small business awards, by the January 27 deadline, will receive the following:
  • Complimentary admission & table to display your product or service at the Small Business Candidates’ Showcase on March 30 along with five free passes to distribute to clients or vendors, available by request.
  • An invitation to the Chamber’s prestigious Top 10 Announcement Reception.

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Application must be submitted online
Please use this template for review only

DEADLINE is Friday, February 9, 5 p.m.