The “Minority Business Awards” is an event held annually in February that celebrates the spirit, creativity and resourcefulness of Birmingham’s brightest minority business leaders, students, and young professionals. In addition to honoring the winners and nominees, the event is also a great networking tool for Birmingham’s “best of the best” and helps raise awareness of these great individuals.  The event is also a motivational tool for local Birmingham residents as it features a celebrity guest speaker with a positive message!

Historically the MBA’s has been a live dinner and entertainment event.  However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, SummitMedia decided to host the 2021 event virtually with an on-line video production.  The on-line production proved to be a huge success garnering thousands of views and exposing the event to many that have never seen or understood the importance of this recognition.  Now, in 2022 the Minority Business Awards will take on another new and fresh look.  The event will again be hosted in a video production for virtual viewing with a special guest speaker but will also host a live component with the Minority Business Awards “watch party”.  This live component will allow all the nominees, sponsors, friends, family, and the general public to gather so we can all enjoy and celebrate together!

QUICK FACTS:•2022 marks the 16th year celebrating Birmingham’s minority leaders and professionals
•Both large and small companies come together to present the MBA’s
•Over 150 of Birmingham’s brightest professionals have been recognized over the years
•Nominees are submitted on-line and judged by a “MBA Panel” for the selection of winners
•Special guest speakers have included Nationally Syndicated Radio Host Tom Joyner, Actor & Comedian Roy Wood Jr., VP of Marketing for NBC and SummitMedia Val Nicholas, and many others