Small Business. Big Impact.

Thanks for your interest in the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Small Business of the Year and Nonprofit Organization of the Year awards!

Eligibility criteria for nominees (must meet all criteria):

  • Be a GFW Inc. investor in good standing
  • Be located in Fort Wayne or Allen County
  • Have been in business for more than 5 years
  • Have 50 or fewer full-time employees
  • Have revenue not exceeding $5 million in 2021
  • Be an independently-owned-and-operated, for-profit entity OR an IRS-recognized nonprofit organization

Submission deadline is Friday, April 15 at 5 p.m.

Winners will be selected on a blind basis by a committee of industry experts. If you have questions about the nomination process or the awards, please contact Aaryn Eady, director of investor engagement, at

This year’s award winners will be announced at the GFW Inc. Annual Meeting event on June 9, 2022. Register to attend and be among the first to know who won!