Nominees must meet at least one of the listed criteria for consideration for the Minority Business Hall of Fame by the selection committee. Nominations must be limited to 1500 words and are due no later than December 12. Attachments to support nomination(s) must be sent under separate cover to the Minority Business Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 260693, Dallas, TX 75026-0693.

Award Criteria

Any person or institution fulfilling the award criteria described below can apply or be nominated.

  • The candidate is a “first” in the area of minority business development, with a record of outstanding accomplishments in that “first” category.
  • The candidate has had (or has) a major impact on the direction and development of MWBEs through leadership and action in the public or private sector.
  • The candidate is a person or institution who set an example of leadership in the Minority Business Development field that all can follow and build on in the future.
  • Candidates from the public or private sector must have a minimum of 25 years proven experience in making a difference in the minority business development community.

Download the application or fill out the form below.

 Entrepreneur Former employee Institution


Company Name


City & State

Telephone & Fax*

Mobil phone

E-Mail Address*


Date Established or Years in Business

Professional Affiliations

List the major achievement and contributions the candidate has made that make him/her a “first” some
someone who has made exceptional gains in minority business development and growth. Note particularly, efforts in the areas of: Vision and Innovation, Community Involvement, Inspiring Leadership.

Is this candidate a role model for future leaders of minority business development?

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