SD CEO Awards

Nomination Deadline - April 2

SD CEO recognizes four businesses/individuals across the state every year at our Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon. Please consider nominating a deserving individual or business for one of the awards below. Self nominations are accepted. SD CEO has a panel of expert judges that determine the winner in each category. The winners must be present at the Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon to accept their award.

Enterprising Young Entrepreneur - Nomination Form
This woman entrepreneur has created a successful business by demonstrating outstanding skill and commitment.  This woman: has a minimum of 3 years in her current business, is 35 years or younger as of May 11, 2018, and is a small business entrepreneur. The business must be located in South Dakota.

Enterprising Business Team - Nomination Form
The nominated team is the staff of a woman-owned business, has 20 or fewer employees, has a minimum of seven (7) years in business, and collectively demonstrates outstanding skills and customer service.

Enterprising Friend of Small Business - Nomination Form
This business is an advocate for the growth and development of small business. This business: may be a business of any size, does not need to be woman-owned, and demonstrates commitment and ongoing support to the success of women-owned businesses.

Enterprising Business Woman - Nomination Form
This dynamic business woman has achieved substantial success in her business and community. This woman: is a small business owner or majority owner; has a minimum of seven (7) years in business; demonstrates outstanding skill, commitment, and accomplishment, while successfully navigating obstacles; influences, mentors, and encourages others.