Keynote and Diamond Awards Luncheon

Monday, May 7 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Grand Ballroom Salons 1-4

Keynote Speaker

To be announced.

The 2018 Diamond Awards Series

The NADCO Diamond Awards Series is a series of awards presented at both flagship NADCO conferences to acknowledge CDC and small business excellence in the area of community development. At the Spring Summit, we also recognize the small business borrowers and celebrate their contributions to their communities.

NADCO is recognizing the CDCs with two categories of awards at the 2018 Spring Summit. The awards are the Multi-Generational Family Business Diamond Award and the Market Disruptor Diamond Award. Please see below for specifications on the award nominations.

Timeline for Nomination & Selection

2/15 - Nominations open
3/23 - Nominations close
3/30 - Latest-possible notification of winners from committee
5/7 and 5/8 - NADCO awards winners announced at the NADCO Spring Summit

Multi-Generational Family Business Diamond Award

This Diamond Award will be awarded to the nominee CDC and Small Business with the most impactful SBA 504 project to a multi-generational family business.

Criteria and Assessment
*Only SBA 504 loans are accepted for this category

Nominations will be judged anonymously (with identifying information removed):
  • Small business story
  • Jobs created relative to project size
  • Community and economic impact
***Please note: Only one nomination per category per CDC will be accepted.***


In 2018, there will be two winners in large and small CDC categories (separated by the median size of all NADCO CDC members - $50M).