Nominate Someone Today – 2009 Small Business Leader of the Year

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Celebrating entrepreneurial spirit is really what the Small Business Leader Awards are all about. Small business owners deserve recognition for what they bring to our region and how they inspire others.
– Tom Hastings, President, Computer Site Columbus

Columbus is known for its spirit of entrepreneurship and small businesses contribute greatly to our local economy.

Do you know of a small business leader who has built a successful business? Check your rolodex, search your LinkedIn connections, think about the leaders you know. It is time to recognize their contributions. Because it’s hard to choose just one, you may nominate more than one business.

Nominate a Small Business Leader Today

Small Business Leader Award recipients and finalists will be recognized
at the Small Business Forum and Leader Awards on Tuesday, November 10,

Nominated companies must be independently owned and operated with at least three years in business in the Columbus region.  Partners, not to exceed four persons who jointly own and operate a small business, may be nominated as a “team.”  Business size standards are set by industry and based on the average number of employees for the preceding 12 months or on sales volume averaged over a three year period.  These standards are available through the Small Business Administration web site: Nominees will be asked to complete a brief application.  Potential finalists will be required to provide financial statements for the last three years.