Entrepreneur of the Year


  • Nominee must be the principal co-owner of a Southwest Indiana Chamber member business
  • Nominee’s business must be a privately held company
  • Nominee’s business has been in operation for fewer than five years

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Nominee turned an idea into a viable, sustainable enterprise
  • Nominee has met/meets a need in the community
  • Nominee develops and fosters the virtues and skills of civic engagement and social responsibility with their community
  • Nominee maintains a responsible and rewarding workplace environment
  • Demonstrates innovation: nominee has transformed traditional practice through an innovative product, service, approach, or a more rigorous application of known technologies and ideas
  • Demonstrates strong entrepreneurial mindset: creative approaches, willingness to take risks, engages others, faces ambiguity with enthusiasm, and leads others to new achievements

Nomination Form

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  • About The Nominator