61st District Small Business of the Month' Nomination Form

Small Business of the Month' Nomination
Do you know a small business in the 61st State Senate District that deserves special recognition?

Senator Ryan is looking for small businesses that deserve recognition for their work in the Western New York community. If there is a business in New York's 61st District that you believe deserves special recognition, fill out the form below to nominate the business for a Small Business of the Month Award.

To be eligible for the award, a business must be located in the 61st Senate District, which includes parts of the City of Buffalo, as well as the entireties of the City of Tonawanda, the Towns of Amherst, Grand Island, and Tonawanda, and the Villages of Kenmore and Williamsville. To confirm whether a business is located in the 61st District, visit nysenate.gov/find-my-senator and enter its address.

Businesses that will receive special consideration during the selection process include:

  • Companies that have created a culture of philanthropy and/or demonstrated exceptional leadership in the community
  • Leaders in their industry and/or an innovators in their field
  • Promoters of economic growth in Western New York
  • Family-owned businesses that have successfully passed from one generation to another
  • Companies that conduct virtuous ethical practices and/or utilize green practices

Senator Ryan will present each honoree with a New York State Empire Award commemorating the honor. Winners will also receive special recognition on Senator Ryan’s website and social media channels.

Previous Winners
February 2023: Gino's NY Pizza
March 2023: Revolution Buffalo
April 2023: Salon in the City Suites
May 2023: Campus WheelWorks
June 2023: Parkinson's Boxing
July 2023: Gondola Macaroni Products
August 2023: Alford's Angels
September 2023: Fowler's Chocolates and Watson's Chocolate's
October 2023: 26 Shirts
November 2023: Clayton's Toys
December 2023: Anderson's Frozen Custard
January 2024: Hyatt's All Things Creative
February 2024: Talking Leaves Books
May 2024: The Monocle
June 2024: Life is Succulent

Please provide a short description explaining why this business deserves this recognition.