Small Business of the Year Award Nominations Now Open

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc., is seeking nominations for its second annual Small Business of the Year Award, to be presented at its 2017 Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 25 from 5 to 7:30 pm. The deadline for small businesses to nominate their organization has been extended until noon on Friday, April 28.

The Small Business of the Year Award will honor a small business’s contributions to Fort Wayne’s economic growth. The business must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  • 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 up to $5 million in 2016
  • Be an independently-owned and -operated, for-profit entity

Small businesses may submit their nominations online at

The 2017 GFW Inc., Annual Meeting will take place at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. In addition to the Small Business of the Year Award, winners of the Chairman’s Award, the Swagger Award, and the Legislator of the Year Award will be announced. The 2017 GFW Fellows class will be introduced, and the 2017 Leadership Fort Wayne class will receive their completion certificates.

For more information about the Small Business of the Year Award, please contact Jami Thomas, director of investor services and programs, at (260) 203-5766 or


About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc., serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its metro chamber alliance and primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc., focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement. To learn more, visit