Nomination deadline approaching fast for Dallas 100 awards

By Nancy Hong

It is time once again for the prestigious Dallas 100 Entrepreneurship Awards. This year’s CEO Reception will be held on the SMU campus on October 21; the formal awards ceremony will take place Thursday, November 18 at the luxurious Omni Hotel, located in downtown Dallas. 

 The Dallas 100 Entrepreneurship Awards, for more than three decades, has been recognized as one of the most coveted and celebrated awards in the business arena for the Dallas area. The award celebrates the fastest-growing companies for innovation, job creation and economic impact — those who represent the “best of the best.” 

The awards ceremony was presented differently last year because of limitations placed on in-person gatherings due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, with the lifting of CDC and state restrictions, this year’s event will be better than ever before. 

It will be “better” because of support by businesses in the community, who not only survived during the pandemic but also thrived in a complex and uncertain business environment. They are the growth engine for the Dallas area, and we want to celebrate their success. 

SMU encourages companies whose revenue has not exceeded $75 million this year to apply. 

Businesses are encouraged to celebrate and inform others of their resilience and success. Nominate your company to showcase it as part of the 2021 Dallas 100. 

Spotlighting your company is an excellent opportunity to raise your business profile, increase its brand recognition and network with key stakeholders in one of the fastest-growing markets in the country and the world.  

Winners of this prestigious award will be formally recognized and earn the prestige and public recognition of belonging to Dallas’ best. To nominate a business, contact the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at The deadline to apply is July 30.