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The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Small Business Awards, presented by Hickory Point Bank, recognizes area small business people for their outstanding achievement in four different business categories. Regular attendees include area business owners and leaders, local and state politicians and small business advocates and employees.

2020 Categories

Not-for-profit Business Director of the Year:
Recognizes an executive of a not-for-profit corporation who has demonstrated the innovative use of organizational skills and management expertise to create or expand the organization’s results to the community.

New & Emerging Business Owner of the Year:
Recognizes a business owner whose company has been in business for a minimum of 1 year but less than 4 years and has demonstrated outstanding performance through innovation, growth, staying power and contributions to the community.

Small Business Owner of the Year:
Recognizes a business owner whose company has been in business for a minimum of 4 years and has demonstrated outstanding performance through innovation, growth, staying power and contributions to the community.

Lifetime Award Business Owner of the Year:
Recognizes a business owner whose for-profit company has been in business in Sangamon County for a minimum of 25 years and who has made significant contributions to commerce and the community.