SD CEO Awards
Nominations for the 2018 Awards are CLOSED
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
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
The nominated team is the staff of a woman-owned business (at least 51% woman-owned), 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
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
This dynamic business woman has achieved substantial success in her business and community. This woman: is a small business owner (at least 51%); has a minimum of seven (7) years in business; demonstrates outstanding skill, commitment, and accomplishment, while successfully navigating obstacles; influences, mentors, and encourages others.