Conway Chamber of Commerce Minority Enterprise Development call for nominations

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Minority Enterprise Development Awards event was established to foster growth, sustainability and recognition of minority businesses and supporters of minority businesses in Conway and the surrounding area. Each year the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing minority business enterprise are celebrated. Recipients of the 2018 MED Awards will be honored at the 11th Annual MED Awards Reception to be held at UCA's Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on October 23.

Call for nominations

Minority Enterprise Development serves minority business enterprises that are owned or controlled by the following person(s) or group of persons: African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American and Pacific Islander. Nominees are especially sought from these groups.

Nominees and/or their business/employer must be a member of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. Eligible nominees include, but are not limited to: business owners, business executives, nonprofit organizations, for profit firms and institutions, universities and colleges, and representatives of local, state and federal governments who are members of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.


Presented to an individual, organization or business that has demonstrated significant accomplishments in advocating for minority business enterprises.


Celebrates high standards of excellence, dedication and accomplishment over a sustained period of time. The award is granted to an individual who has played an integral role in the creative, technical or professional progress of minority business development over the course of his/her life.


Presented to the business whose practices have had a significant impact on the community. This award will be presented to a minority business.


Presented to an individual between the ages of 21 - 39 who has committed themselves to business and community service. This award will be presented to a minority business owner or professional.

Visit to submit a nomination by August 31, 2018.

Nominations may be submitted for individuals or organizations in any applicable category and may be submitted for more than one award category. Self-nominations are also permitted.

Nomination materials should be thorough and concise. Partial or incomplete nomination packages will not be considered.

Please direct questions regarding the MED Awards and/or Call for Nominations to Therese Williams, director of events at 501.932.5411 or