Congratulations! You've been nominated for the For-profit 2018 Small Business of the Year. 
 
PLEASE READ: Do you qualify as a small business?
 
Does your business have a total revenue of less than $9 million a year? If the answer is yes, please continue to the application.
 
Does your business have a total revenue of more than $9 million a year? Please click here to check the Small Business Administration's Size Standards Table to see if you qualify as a small business. 
PLEASE READ: 
 
1. Your company must have been in business for a minimum of one year in order to compete.
2. Please complete ALL sections of this application.
3. Failure to complete all sections WILL disqualify the nominee. 
4. This application must be submitted online. Written applications will not be accepted. 
5. The deadline for completing this application is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018. 
6. The information you submit is confidential and only shared with the Small Business Awards Selection Committee. 

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Award Criteria
 
Tell your story! Do not assume the selection committee knows anything about your business. 
 
The percentages below indicate the weight assigned to each question by the selection committee as they make their selections. 
 
Growth in Number of Employees: 30%
Staying Power: 25%
Increase in Sales and/or Unit Volume: 20%
Innovativeness of Products or Services Offered: 15%
Contributions to the Community: 10% 
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1. The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018.
2. Please complete ALL sections of this application.
3. Failure to complete all sections WILL disqualify the nominee. 
4. This application must be submitted online. Written applications will not be accepted.
5. The information you submit is confidential and only shared with the Small Business Awards Selection Committee. 
 
Questions? Please contact Starr Anderson at 540.983.0700 x106 or SAnderson@RoanokeChamber.org 
Roanoke Regional Chamber
210 S Jefferson Street | Roanoke, VA 24011-1702
540.983.0700 | RoanokeChamber.org | SAnderson@RoanokeChamber.org