Nominations for the 2015 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week awards close on July 17. The Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Minority and Women Business Development will continue to accept nominations through Friday for Kansas minority and/or women owned businesses, advocates, young entrepreneurs and corporations. Nominees will be recognized at the annual Kansas Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon to be held on Oct. 13 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.
The deadline to nominate a business or individual is Friday, July 17. Online nomination forms can be accessed at KansasCommerce.com/MEDweek. To request a hard copy of the form, please contact Rhonda Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 296-3425. All forms submitted by mail must be postmarked by July 17. Forms can be mailed to Rhonda Harris, Office of Minority and Women Business Development, Kansas Department of Commerce, 1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66612; faxed to (785) 296-3490; or emailed to email@example.com.
The Office of Minority and Women Business Development provides assistance in business management, identifying resources for financing and establishing contacts in the public and private sectors. The office is responsible for certifying minority- and women-owned businesses as small disadvantaged businesses for procurement and subcontracting opportunities.