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2009, May 11: Jalen Rose to Be Honored With Community Champion Award

May 11, 2009

Each year, the Black Enterprise Small Business Awards recognizes America’s best small businesses in four categories:

The Teenpreneur Award recognizes a young entrepreneur or group, age 19 or younger, committed to advancing at young age the rich tradition of black business achievement.

The Innovator of the Year Award is given to a business flourishing in an innovative industry or approaching business/entrepreneurship in a groundbreaking manner via their products and/or services.

The B.E. Next Award is presented to the fearless young entrepreneur age 21-35 tapped to be a future business leader.

The Small Business of the Year Award is presented to the small business owner whose efforts and/or entrepreneurial pursuits exemplify the passion and commitment needed to overcome adversity as well as attain success.

The editors of Black Enterprise have selected three finalists for each category of the award. These outstanding small business people are profiled in the Enterprise section of the May 2009 issue of Black Enterprise magazine. Click here for the finalists of the 2009 Black Enterprise Small Business Awards.

Alfred A. Edmond Jr. is the editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com