The Business Council Announces Nominees for the 2023 MWBE Award
Businesses Nominated by State Legislators
ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Tuesday that 51 businesses have been accepted as nominees for the 2023 Minority and Women's Business Award. The award recognizes and honors the history of minority, women, and LGBTQ+-owned businesses.
“Opportunity for economic growth must be given to all employers, regardless of race or creed, and this award supports that initiative,” said Paul Zuber, Executive Vice President of The Business Council of New York State.
The 51 applicants, nominated by New York State Legislature members, are from all regions of the state, including the Capital Region, Long Island, Western New York, the North Country, Westchester County, and New York City.
There are five eligible categories for the award: an African American-owned business, a woman-owned business, an AAPI-Owned (Asian American Pacific Islander), an LGBTQ-owned business, and a Latinx-owned business. The businesses selected as winners in each category will be named finalists for the MWBE Award to be presented at The Business Council’s Annual Meeting in September.
“The Business Council’s MWBE Awards help promote the businesses owned by minority individuals across the state, raising their profiles while raising awareness around the MWBE programs in New York,” said Assemblymember Taylor Darling, Long Island. “I have the honor of representing the winners from the 2022 awards, and because of the recognition it brought to my district, I have once again nominated several businesses for consideration in 2023. “
Details about the award can be found on The Business Council’s website.