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Five Business Awards

The Rising Star

The Second Act

The Trailblazer

The Thriver

The Legend

Nomination Form


1. A Woman

2. Must be at least 50% owner of the business
3. From Northwest Ohio in the following counties: Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Ottawa, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot



Rising Star - A woman, age 30 years or younger, who has founded a successful business with promise for the future.
Legend - A woman we celebrate for a lifetime of entrepreneurial achievement, community impact, and support of the success of others.
Second Act - A woman who draws from a previous life and work experiences to find success as an entrepreneur.
Trailblazer – An innovator, creator, and leader, who has broken new ground as a woman entrepreneur.
Thriver - A woman whose entrepreneurial leadership has grown and sustained a business, meeting increasingly higher levels of achievement in revenue, job creation and market share.

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