Thank you for your interest in nominating a business man for the 2022 Businessmen Business Awards.

The Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce has opened the nomination period for its Annual Business Men's Awards Nominations. 

To cast your vote, please read the eligibility requirements for each category. Please note that you may nominate someone for more than one award category however a new submission must be received for each nomination. If there is a category that you would like to suggest, please suggest that as well.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 10, 2022, 6:00pm - (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Honorees will be awarded at the 2022 EXPAND Business Men's Conference and Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 11:00 am.

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Charles Edward Bailey of the Year Award

- Highest Award of the Year


  • Business with 20 employees or less
  • The business is deemed to have made an impact on the local economy through job growth, sales tax revenue, etc.
  • Business must have been in business for more than 3 years.  
  • Serves as a role model for businesses in the community. 
  • Has demonstrated commitment to the community.
  • Develops trust and credibility through open, respectful communication and provides a sense of purpose, vision, and mission for their co-workers and/or staff by investing time and effort in developing others.
  • Manages change effectively through formal or informal leadership.

The Charles Edward Bailey Award will recognize small businesses that meet the required guidelines

*** Please submit your nomination for the Charles Edward Bailey Award to


Small Business Award Categories 

Nomination for Corporate Executive of the Year Award


  1. This individual holds a senior level management position. Through their corporate role, this individual has exemplified the qualities of leadership in business and character and has made an impact in their profession and company.


Nomination for Emerging Business Leader of the Year Award


  1. (Individual) This award annually recognizes an individual who has most exemplified the qualities of leadership and character and whose civic contributions has demonstrated the desire and aptitude to become an outstanding business leader and a distinguished representative to the greater DFW community.


Nomination for Small Business of the Year Award


  1. Awarded to the business (less than 50 employees) which best embodies the values of the GSW Black Chamber of Commerce.
  2. Demonstrates growth, integrity, innovation, community engagement, volunteerism, customer service, and workforce development.

Nomination for Entrepreneur of the Year 2022


  1. Awarded to a start-up business founded within the last 24 months that demonstrates exceptional potential for growth.
  2. Willingly accepts the challenges of entering the business world in exchange for the potential benefits thereof.
  3. Demonstrates initiative and drive to bring a product or service to market.

Nomination for Young Professional of the Year - 2022


  1. A local professional under the age of 40.
  2. Demonstrates creativity, innovation, character, consistency, and excellence in their field.
  3. Makes significant contributions to the well-being of the community through work or volunteer activities.

Nomination for Procurement Director of the Year


  1. Hold position of procurement director, purchasing director, etc. The successful candidate must display leadership and commitment to maximizing small businesses utilization.

Nomination for Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year


  1. Must practice exceptional performance of a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business 

Nomination for Manager / Supervisor of the Year


  1. Ultimate leadership that drive action, get results, and who routinely go above and beyond to promote a positive work-life balance and strive to provide unparalleled leadership and support within their departments or offices. 

Nomination for Non-Profit of the Year - 2022


  1. Awarded to the non-profit which, through innovation or consistent service, most positively impacts the community.
  2. Offers a breadth and/or depth of services that improve the well-being of the community
  3. Initiates collaborative efforts, creating synergy and mutual success amongst partner organizations. 
  4. Be be a local non-profit organization

* Make your selection below?
* Nominee is being nominated by: Please note your name, email address and contact number. Thank you.
* Nominee's Information: Name, Company Name, Job Title, Email, Phone and City
* Give a brief description of the nominee's role in the company or as a Small Business.
* How long has nominee been a Small Business or with the organization?
* Give a brief description of the nominees background to include education, leadership skills, accomplishments, community outreach etc.
* Why do you believe this person should received this Award?

Nominee's Information (Nominee must live, work and do business in the DFW area)