Madison Black Gala calls for award nominations

The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Madison-area Black-owned businesses to be recognized during its annual Madison Black Gala, taking place Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Monona Terrace.

The categories for the awards are Emerging Business, Community Leader, Lifetime Achievement, Young Entrepreneur, and Innovator. Nominations can be submitted online at and are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The Madison Black Gala was formerly known as the Black Business Awards Dinner and is now in its fifth year. This year’s black-tie event will bring together the Madison community, business professionals, and friends of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce.

The evening will provide an opportunity to share stories while honoring some of the top Black businesses and leaders in the region. The event also features a marketplace, networking, and a silent auction.