About the  application process

We are looking for people – just like you – to nominate outstanding small businesses and entrepreneurs. Nominations may be written and submitted

by and individual or a few who split the workload.


A nomination may be submitted for an individual or business partners whose enterprise is classified as a small business under the guidelines of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is located in the seven-county region.


More than 100 local businesses have been honored with awards as part of our celebration of entrepreneurs. More than 25 percent of those individuals have been recognized with additional accolades as part of the state competition.


All nomination packets must be postmarked and mailed to the NW-ISBDC, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown Point, IN 46307, delivered to the office or emailed to northwest@isbdc.org by Friday 25, 2017.