Deadline

Applications are open for submission until January 31, 2018

Eligibility

All applicants must be based in the North Alabama area.

Criteria

Applications must focus on the person rather than the company to be qualified.

GOT SOMEBODY IN MIND?

The 2018 Entrepreneur Awards honor the skill and courage it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. We will not only celebrate entrepreneurs, but highlight their importance to our region’s economy.

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the entrepreneur who was been in business for over three years and has a proven track record for sustainability, strategic direction, future growth and community involvement.

EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the entrepreneur who has been in business for one to three years and has a proven track record for sustainability with room for growth.

CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a nontechnical entrepreneur whose focus is in the retail, arts, entertainment, or culinary industry and has a proven track record for sustainability.

INTRAPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Awarded to an innovator who is currently located within a company. The innovator must have an innovation that could stand alone and be developed outside of the current company.

WBC ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Awarded to an outstanding female entrepreneur in the North Alabama Region. The winner of this award will be submitted to the Small Business Administration’s Small Business of the Year Award National Award.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

Awarded to an entrepreneur, who has applied for nomination, with the most votes by the community. The winner will be determined through a social media campaign by the people for the people.

ENTREPRENEUR CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Awarded to an individual who has a proven track record of championing for the entrepreneurial journey. This can be through volunteering, mentoring, investing, or collaborating.