Small Business. Big Impact.

Thanks for your interest in the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Small Business of the Year Award!

Complete the form below to nominate your own business or another business for the 2021 award (evaluating the business from January through December 2020). The Small Business of the Year winner will be selected by a blind committee of industry experts and will be announced at the GFW Inc. Annual Meeting event on June 10, 2021. The NOMINATOR does NOT have to be a current GFW Inc. member, but the NOMINEE does.

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 2020.
  • Be an independently-owned-and-operated, for-profit entity

Submissions are open from April 5 through May 7 at 5:00 p.m. If you have questions about the nomination process or the award, please contact Aaryn Eady, director of investor engagement, at

IMPORTANT NOTE: You CANNOT SAVE your responses in this form; your entire submission must be completed in one sitting. You can download all questions at the link below and then copy and paste your complete responses to submit.

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