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The Thank You Small Business Awards recognize, support, celebrate, and thank the small business owner who:

Demonstrates resilience despite the challenges that they face

Adapts and grows in order to contiue to thrive

Makes an impact on their families, teams, communities and the economy

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Nominations are open for the inaugural
Thank You Small Business Awards!

1 finalist will be chosen from each of the 50 US states.

From the 50 finalists, 16 winners will be announced and awarded with a prize.

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Applications will be weighed and awarded without consideration of the applicant’s being or not being a present, past, or prospective customer of The Hartford, Spotify, or the Sponsor.


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Adaptability
& Innovation

10 Winners

  • Featured in an episode of limited-edition podcast series hosted on Spotify
  • A profile on The Hartford’s Small Biz Ahead blog
  • Full enrollment in the Silver Lining SLAP™ Program to help set and hit financial goals
  • (Optional) Access to SLAPloans™, 100% unsecured loans based on behavior, not credit score
  • A one-time, $300 Spotify Ad Studio credit
  • Full enrollment in the Silver Lining SLAP™ Program to help set and hit financial goals
  • (Optional) Access to SLAPloans™, 100% unsecured loans based on behavior, not credit score
  • A profile on The Hartford’s Small Biz Ahead blog
  • A one-time, $300 Spotify Ad Studio credit
  • A self-care day to help disconnect from everyday pressures

Resilience
in the Face of Challenges

5 Winners

Contribution
& Commitment

to Community

1 Winner

  • A local event, designed in celebration of the community where local businesses will be hired to produce a day that includes:
  • Live entertainment
  • Shopping events
  • A custom digital magazine to profile, and drive business to, local small business
  • And other surprise and delight moments as well as An advertising campaign in support of small business in the community

Nominate your favorite
small business owner today!