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Risk-takers. Problem solvers. The dreamers and the doers.

Not for the faint of heart, being a small business owner is a bold feat. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we celebrate those who are up to the challenge. The Small Business Awards does just that, by showcasing those that dare to start, sustain and succeed and the community that supports them.

November 20

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Infinite Energy Forum

Don’t forget to submit your application for the awards! Deadline is September 28.

Sign up for THE small business event of the year! In-person and online options available.

Enhance your exposure and support small business!

Award Categories

Community Contributor Award

This recognition pays tribute to an organization, that although small, makes a big difference in the lives of others. Nonprofits and for-profits alike can participate in this award.

Culture Creator Award

Creating a company culture is not just for large corporations. This small business is intentional by investing in the development and wellbeing of its employees.

Emerging Entrepreneur Award

This kudos will go to a young professional who is shaking up the small business space. Applicants must be under 40 years of age by November 1, 2020.

Founder Award

The recipient of this award started small but thought big. This top-tier recognition will pay tribute to an entrepreneur who has reached the pinnacle of prosperity.

Launch Award

This recognition will honor a business that began no more than two years ago. Its innovative approach ensures that it’s well on its way.

Minority-Owned/Woman-Owned Small Business Award

This award recognizes a minority-owned and/or woman-owned organization that exhibits excellence and best business practices.

Pivot Pro Award

COVID-19 has thrown us all for a loop. This recognition goes to an organization that did not miss a beat. It was responsive and adapted its business to the current climate.

Small Business Award

This small business is a standout organization. It exhibits excellence and best business practices.

By the Numbers

Three awards will be given in this sector.

  • 0 – 5 Employees
  • 6 – 24 Employees
  • 25+ Employees

Support System Award

The success of a small business is often dependent on the ecosystem that it is surrounded by. This designation honors an organization that strengthens the community’s small business environment.

Partner Opportunities

Enhance your exposure and support small business!

Contact Cally D’Angelo, Sr. Director, Membership Services & Small Business Initiatives with questions.
678.957.4958 or CDAngelo@GwinnettChamber.org.

Presenting Sponsor

$ 7,500
One available (In-person & Online Option)
  • • The program will be referred to as “Small Business Awards, presented (name of sponsor company).”
  • • Attendee list
  • • Logo on all marketing collateral
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table or in each seat
  • • Personalized letter to finalists, facilitated by chamber
  • • Presentation of awards (opportunity to present in-person or online)
  • • Recognition in press releases
  • • Social media spotlight
  • • Ten (10) seats at event OR ability to host *watch party at your location (catering provided for up to 20 people) or host a *Zoom room during networking portion of event for online registrants
  • • First opportunity to sponsor following year

Leading Sponsor

$ 6,000
One available (In-person & Online Option)
  • • One-minute promotional announcement (opportunity to present in-person or online)
  • • Attendee list
  • • Logo inclusion in program, signage, and website
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table or in each seat
  • • Personalized letter to finalists, facilitated by chamber
  • • Recognition in press releases
  • • Social media spotlight
  • • Ten (10) seats at event OR ability to host *watch party at your location (catering provided for up to 20 people) or host a *Zoom room during networking portion of event for online registrants
  • • First opportunity to upgrade to Presenting Sponsor for following year

Principal Sponsor

$ 4,000
Three available (In-person & Online Option)
  • • 30-second promotional announcement from emcee
  • • Logo inclusion in program, signage and website
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table or in each seat
  • • Social media spotlight
  • • Ten (10) seats at event OR ability to *host watch party at your location (catering provided for up to 20 people) or host a *Zoom room during networking portion of event for online registrants
  • • First right of refusal for following year

Supporting Sponsor

$ 3,000
Multiple available (In-person and Online Option)
  • • Logo inclusion in program, signage and website
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table or in each seat
  • • Social media spotlight
  • • Verbal reference at event
  • • Eight (8) seats at event OR ability to host *watch party at your location or host a *Zoom room during networking portion of event for online registrants

Corporate Sponsor

$ 2,000
Multiple available (In-person and Online Option)
  • • Logo inclusion in program, signage and website
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table or in each seat
  • • Social media spotlight
  • • Verbal reference at event
  • • Six (6) seats at event OR ability to host *watch party at your location or host a *Zoom room during networking portion of event for online registrants

Partner Sponsor

$ 1,000
Multiple available (In-person Option)
  • • Logo inclusion in program, signage and website
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table
  • • Social media spotlight
  • • Verbal reference at event
  • • Four (4) seats at event

Watch Party Sponsor

$ 1,000
Multiple available (Online Option)
  • • Logo inclusion in program, signage and website
  • • Social media spotlight
  • • Verbal reference at event
  • • Ability to host *watch party at your location

Onsite Exhibitor

$ 500
Multiple available (In-person Option)
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table
  • • Two (2) seats at event

Zoom Room Host

$ 500
Multiple available (Online Option)
  • • Opportunity to host a *Zoom room for online registrants during networking
  • • Two (2) seats at event

*Watch Party

A watch party is a fun way for you and your guests to tune into the Small Business Awards from the comfort and convenience of your place of business. As a host, you can invite up to 20 professionals to join you. The Gwinnett Chamber will provide the AV instructions as well as suggestions that will make you the hostess with the mostess.

*Zoom Room

The Small Business Awards will provide both in-person and online attendance options this year. Both options will provide the opportunity to network prior to the ceremony. As a Zoom Room host, you will have the opportunity to facilitate networking with online registrants, with support from the Gwinnett Chamber of course. This is a great way to position your organization as a leader in the small business space. Zoom Room availability is subject to change based on demand.

Contact

Cally D’Angelo, Sr. Director, Membership Services & Small Business Initiatives
678.957.4958 or CDAngelo@GwinnettChamber.org

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