First Posted: 7/9/2008
The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) seeks nominations of local businesswomen for its 13th annual Award for Woman Entrepreneur and Woman of Merit awards. Each year these awards are given to women entrepreneurs who have demonstrated community involvement while successfully developing their small business. Applicants are judged on the product or service they provide, challenges they have faced and community involvement. Qualifications for the award include 51 percent ownership of a legal business for the past three years. Nominations can include any business located in 17 regional counties including Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming. Women can nominate themselves or be nominated by others. The judging panel consists of a group of impartial community leaders from the counties listed above. The Small Business Development Center will announce the winners at a luncheon on October 21, 2008.The luncheon will take place at the University of Scranton and feature a guest speaker. Small businesses and service providers from various counties will attend. Award for Woman Entrepreneur is sponsored by Community Bank and Trust Co. To make a nomination, contact Donna Simpson at The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center at 941-7588 or visit . The deadline for all nomination packets is July 31.