The coronavirus pandemic has seen the community come together in unprecedented ways to support each other. Social enterprises live this spirit day in and out, before, during and after a global pandemic.
Social enterprise leaders work tirelessly to tackle social problems through innovative business models, and once a year The Metropreneur asks the community to come together and recognize these impactful individuals and organizations in Central Ohio.
Nominations are now open for the eighth annual Social Enterprise of the Year Awards presented by The Metropreneur and SocialVentures. Operating social enterprises of all stages and sizes across Central Ohio are eligible to be nominated. The awards will recognize the many ways in which these businesses can make an impact. From one-for-one models, to creating employment opportunities for underserved communities, or building sustainability for non-profits through for-profit ventures, you can nominate the businesses you think deserve this special recognition.
In 2020, we’ll also look to recognize the innovative ways in which social enterprises have pivoted to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Tell us how the social enterprise has adjusted their services to continue their mission or found new ways to support the community.
Social enterprises are welcome to self-nominate, and all community members are encouraged to nominate impact businesses they see doing great work in the community. Nominations close on Friday, June 26 at 11:59 p.m.
Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from The Metropreneur and SocialVentures to select award finalists, with the winners chosen by a group of social enterprise and community leaders.
The Social Enterprise of the Year Awards are presented by The Metropreneur and SocialVentures at The Metropreneur’s annual Aspire event, slated to be held in September 2020. Follow The Metropreneur for more event details to be announced in the coming months.
To nominate a social enterprise, click the link below. Questions? Reach out to [email protected].
Meet the winners of the 2019 Social Enterprise of the Year Awards – HonestJobs.co, Nature’s Touch Landscaping & Lawn Care and Freedom a la Cart – and learn more about Aspire here.