Nominations are now being accepted for the Minority Business Development Agency's 2012 Minority Business of the Year Awards Program. The awards are designed to recognize exemplary minority businesses and their accomplishments and best practices.
The deadline for submission of the 2012 National Minority Business of the Year Awards nominations has been extended to Monday, July 2, 2012.
The MBDA National Minority Business of the Year Awards Program is designed to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing minority business enterprise.
The diversity of the awardees, as it pertains to the constituency served by MBDA, is a key objective of the MED Week Awards Program.
The awards are commemorative and will be given in the following categories:
Access to Capital Award
Minority Export Firm of the Year
Minority Manufacturer of the Year
Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award
Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement
The award winners will be announced in early August and the recipients will be presented with their award at the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference scheduled for September 25-26, 2012 in Washington, DC. MBDA will contact winners by phone and may post their names, pictures and biographies on this website and MED Week Conference website .
Complete electronic  or paper nominations  must be received by the MBDA headquarters office no later July 2, 2012. All nomination packages should be forwarded to the Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.
If you have any questions regarding the MED Week Awards Program please contact Venice Harris, the 2012 MED Week Awards Coordinator, at 1-888-836-7647 or (202) 482-7950 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .