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Top to Watch Award
Top to Watch Award

Deadline for all Nominations is January 21, 2022
Application deadline for all nominees is February 17, 2022
  Nominate Online
 

The Award

The Hampton Roads Chamber and the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads are proud to recognize some of the best new small businesses in our region.  These innovative young businesses are on our Top to Watch list because they have the potential to become a future Small Business of the Year. 

Eligibility

A business must meet the following requirements to receive the 2022 Top To Watch Award:

  • Fewer than 250 employees

  • Gross revenues of less than $10 million in 2021

  • In business for less than 3 years

Criteria

Eligible applicants will be judged on the following:

  • Financial performance and business history

  • Staff training and motivation

  • Community involvement

  • Customer service and satisfaction

  • Business plan or strategies and goals

  • Strategy for growth

Nominating and Judging Process

Small businesses are encouraged to apply directly for the award. In addition, associations, financial institutions, and other companies may nominate small businesses that meet the award’s requirements.

Judging is done by a committee of experts after all applications have been received.

Questions?

For more information on the 2022 Hampton Roads Chamber Small Business of the Year Awards, contact Lianna Arbitter.

Application Procedure

  Download the 2022 Top to Watch Award Application (PDF)

Submit your application to:

Hampton Roads Chamber
Attention: Lianna Arbitter
101 West Main Street, Suite
800 Norfolk, VA 23510

OR

E-mail: LArbitter@hrchamber.com

All applications must be received no later than February 17, 2022 by 5:00 PM to qualify.

Timelines/Deadlines

February 17, 2022 - Application Deadline

All applications are due by 5:00 p.m.

May 5, 2022 - Hampton Roads Chamber Small Business Awards Luncheon held during National Small Business Week


The deadline for all nominations is January 21, 2022

Application deadline for all nominees is February 17, 2022

  Nominate Online 

2022 Chamber Award Nominations
Deadline for all Nominations is January 21, 2022
Application deadline for all nominees is February 17, 2022
  Nominate Online
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