Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon

Each year, the SD CEO hosts a luncheon that celebrates the accomplishments of women in business. The luncheon is called "Celebrating Women in Business" and is held annually in May!

The event recognizes and celebrates working women; many who are current entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, or women working within the business community. “This signature event is designed to recognize the contributions of business women to our economy and their communities,” says Helen Merriman, director of SD CEO

 If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Michelle Kane (Michelle.Kane@BHSU.edu).

The 2018 event will be held on Friday, May 11th! More info to come!

Save the date:

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday, May 11, 2018
Spearfish Holiday Inn & Convention Center

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.