Nominees are solicited through many of the region’s chambers of commerce, professional organizations the business community and the general public.
A preliminary screening of the applications received is conducted to ensure that each applicant meets the basic criteria. A panel of distinguished judges then have the difficult task of evaluating hundreds of applications and through a system of scoring determining the TOP100 MBEs.
We invite you to participate as we celebrate these incredible men and women who have achieved the American dream of business ownership despite the obstacles in their path. Their stories are real and their contributions are inspiring.