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Nominate a Small Business Today!

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and GO Topeka Economic Partnership will recognize local businesses and a non profit agency for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Shawnee County community. Award Categories:

Capital City Business of Distinction  An individual who owns 51% of a small business and is responsible for principal operations of the small business.

GO Topeka’s Minority & Women Business of Distinction

  • A Minority-Owned Business is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by one of the following: Native American, Hispanic/Latino, African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Subcontinent Asian.
  • A Woman-Owned Business is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by a female.

Non Profit Award of Distinction Must be legally formed as one of the following: 501(c)3, 501(c)4, 501(c)5 or 501(c)6.

Emerging Entrepreneur Award Successful business owner that has been in business one to two years. Nominee must be aligned with below criteria and must submit (2) references from either an educator, community service professional or customer.

CLICK HERE for the nomination form

Nomination forms can be e-mailed to manderson@GoTopeka.com. Additional forms available at TopekaChamber.org. If you have any questions, call GO Topeka Economic Partnership, 785.231.6000. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 13th at 4:30 p.m. 

The Chamber of Commerce/GO Topeka will contact the business/organization and ask them to provide information addressing the specific selection criteria.

Past Recipients of Small Business Awards

  • 4 All Humanity 
  • Admark, Inc. 
  • Architect One, P.A. 
  • J. M. Bauersfeld’s 
  • Behne & Company CPA’s 
  • Benchmark Security Corporation 
  • BioCore, Inc. 
  • Blackburn Nursery & Lawn Service 
  • Bobo’s Drive-Ins 
  • Boss Hawg’s Barbeque & Catering 
  • Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel 
  • Braunsdorf, Carlson & Clinkinbeard 
  • Briman’s Jewelers 
  • Bryan World Tours 
  • CJS Industries, Inc. 
  • C. L. Canfield Constructors, Inc. 
  • Capital City Bank 
  • Capital City Moving & Storage Inc. 
  • Capital Graphics, Inc. 
  • Capitol City Oil 
  • Cardinal Building Services, Inc. 
  • Carnival Guy Party Rentals 
  • Carousel Gifts 
  • Central Research 
  • Char’s Flowers 
  • Coldwell Banker Griffith & Blair 
  • ColorWorks Paint & Supply 
  • Community National Bank 
  • Contract Design Group, Inc. 
  • Creative Productions 
  • Cushinberry Refuse Collection 
  • Dunhill Personnel of Topeka 
  • Dynamic Computer Solutions of 
  • Topeka, Inc. 
  • Educational Credit Union 
  • Engroff Catering 
  • ERC Resource & Referral 
  • Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center 
  • Fisher’s Fixtures 
  • Flesher Corporation
  • The Flower Gallery 
  • FryeAllen, Inc. 
  • Gage Bowls 
  • Gardner Floor Covering 
  • Garrett & Associates (McDonald’s) 
  • Gregg Tire 
  • Hall Directory, Inc. 
  • Hall Publications 
  • Carol Hamilton’s Catering 
  • Hawkins Optical Laboratory 
  • HDB Construction, Inc. 
  • Heartland Park Topeka 
  • Hillmer’s Luggage, Leather & Gifts 
  • Hinkle/Frye/Scannell Advertising 
  • John Hoffer Chrysler Plymouth 
  • i Natural Cosmetics 
  • Jayhawk File Express 
  • Jones Seel Huyett, Inc. 
  • Jones Advisory Group 
  • JQ Historic Properties 
  • KS Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. 
  • KSNT-TV 
  • KTKA-TV News Source 49 
  • KTPK-FM Radio Twister 106.9 
  • Kansas Blood Services 
  • Kansas Building Systems 
  • Karlan’s Furniture 
  • Key Staffing 
  • Kiene & Bradley Design Group 
  • King Travel Service, Inc. 
  • Knoll Patient Supply, Inc. 
  • KTWU 
  • L&J Building Maintenance, LLC 
  • La Siesta Foods 
  • Lifelong Pet Health Care 
  • (formerly South City Animal Hospital) 
  • Litwin’s 
  • Lower Plbg, Heating & Air Conditioning 
  • MB Piland Fat Free Advertising 
  • M-C Industries, Inc.
  • McCrite Plaza 
  • Medevac 
  • Midland Care Connection 
  • Midway Wholesale 
  • Midwest Coating Inc. 
  • Midwest Health Services, Inc. 
  • Midwest Machine Works, Inc. 
  • Mize Houser & Company 
  • Mobilefone of Kansas 
  • Neon Tube Light 
  • Bud Newell & Associates, Inc. 
  • Ken Orr & Associates 
  • Palace Plaza 
  • Pepsi-Cola Bottling 
  • PTMW, Inc. 
  • PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. 
  • C. W. Porubsky’s 
  • Prudential Greater Topeka Realtors 
  • Reliable Car Shop 
  • Rosemary Garden Florists 
  • Rosie’s Show-Off 
  • S/S Builders, Inc. 
  • SAMCO, Inc. 
  • Schmidtlein Excavating, Inc. 
  • Schwerdt Design Group, Inc. 
  • Scotch Fabric Care Services 
  • Senne Company Inc. 
  • Seven-Up Bottling 
  • Shopgracieb.com 
  • Silver Lake Bank 
  • Six Auto Sales and Service 
  • Smith Audio Visual, Inc. 
  • Super D Drugs 
  • TARC, Inc. 
  • Topeka Harley Davidson Motorcycles 
  • Topeka Metal Specialties, Inc. 
  • Topeka Savings Association 
  • T.R.E.A.L. Fashions 
  • Harry Turner & Associates 
  • Wheatland Property Management 
  • Wolfe’s Cameras

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