Who deserves an award?

The awards recognize the achievements and contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations promoting accessibility, inclusion and full community participation in the skilled-trades/ build community.

Award recipients include individuals who are advocates for sustainable growth and economic opportunities within communities/ or whose personal example of excellence demonstrates the potential of all members of the community. They also include individuals, companies, agencies, government and other organizations that have created opportunities that promote sustainable growth for individuals, small businesses, and communities in and around the skilled-trades and build space.  

Nominate someone!

Please take the time to nominate a friend, colleague, client, employee, business, event, or employer who deserves to be celebrated! Consider nominating individuals or organizations whose accomplishments have yet to be publicly acknowledged.

Nominate Early!

In order to encourage and increase the number of nominations an early bird deadline for nominations submissions has been chosen. Nominees who submit all required forms and nomination information by midnight May 17th will be entered into a draw for two free tickets to the NABWIC DETROIT 1st Annual BUILDING Sustainable Communities Awards and Recognition Ceremony. Good luck to all the early birds! Nominations are now open!

Final Nomination Deadline: Midnight May 24th

Please join us for NABWIC DETROIT 1st Annual BUILDING Sustainable Communities Awards and Recognition Ceremony on June 8th. Tickets, sponsorship, and ad book opportunities available on eventbrite:


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* 2. The ACCESS (SHOW ME THE MONEY) Award recognizes innovative projects and/or individual efforts that enhance access to capital and contracts for women owned businesses. This award seeks to recognize advocates for small women owned businesses in the construction and build space.

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* 3. The Advocacy Award recognizes the efforts and contributions of an individual, group or organization towards raising awareness creating policies that enforce access, accountability, and equity for minority owned businesses in the build space.

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* 4. The Career Achievement Award recognizes an individual in the skilled trade or build space has an outstanding record of excellence and achievement in his or her career.

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* 5. The Ann McNeill Community Leader Award recognizes a person who is an example of exceptional citizenship, as demonstrated by their record of wide-reaching leadership and involvement in the community. This individual has bridged communities, resources, and policy makers to champion diversity and inclusion in the skilled trades.

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* 6. The Second Chance Award recognizes an apprentice that is a returning citizen for outstanding commitment and contribution to their organization and/or workplace.

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* 7. The Pathways Award recognizes an employer who demonstrates best practices (“what works”) in promoting inclusion in the workplace.

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* 8. The Youth RISING STAR Award recognizes a youth studying a skilled trade who has demonstrated excellence and commitment in achieving a significant personal goal and improvement in his or her skill set.

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