Getting started

For more than 25 years, Northwest Indiana has recognized the

achievements of outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The awards are sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (NW-ISBDC) in concert with leading universities

and businesses in our region.




Small Business Person of the Year

Entrepreneurial Success

Small Business Advocate

Small Business Exporter

Young Entrepreneur

Minority-owned Small Business Person

Family-owned Business

Emerging Small Business