MED Week Awards

In celebration of MED Week, the Kansas Department of Commerce's Office of Minority and Women Business Development has developed an awards program to recognize minority and women owned businesses, advocates and young entrepreneurs throughout the state. The awards program takes place each fall and invites individuals and organizations to nominate minority and women owned businesses in Kansas who exhibit outstanding achievements in their respective industries. Winners are recognized at an awards luncheon in the fall.

2017 Nominations

Nominations are closed for the 2017 Kansas Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards in the following categories: Construction, Manufacturing, Professional Service, Retail, Service, Supplier/Distributor, Minority Business Advocate, Women Business Advocate, Young Entrepreneur and Corporation of the Year.

2017 MED Week Luncheon

Registration for the 2017 MED Week Luncheon is now open. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 5 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, KS. Please click the appropriate link below to register.

Complimentary Tickets - Winners and Sponsors Only

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Luncheon Attendees

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Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2017 MED Week awards luncheon. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please complete the form below. 

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities
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Thank you to our sponsors for your support of the 2017 MED Week awards luncheon.
  • GO Topeka/Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development
  • KCP&L
  • NetWork Kansas
  • PTMW, Inc.
  • Textron Aviation
If you have any questions regarding the Minority Enterprise Development Week program, please contact Rhonda Harris at or (785) 296-3425.