We love celebrating the Bay Area's entrepreneurial spirit and vibrant economic scene. In the spirit of San Francisco's Small Business Week (May 13 - 18), we present 7x7's third annual Small Business Awards!

We want you to nominate your favorite local small business that you think helps make the Bay Area one of the best places ever to live and work. 

The winner of our Small Business Awards will receive an integrated marketing package from 7x7 including a print ad, sponsored post, online ad impressions, social media, and presence in our daily e-newsletter (a total value over $5,000!).

Nominee Criteria:

• Less than $5M annual revenue 

• Less than 100 full-time employees 

• In business for more than 2 years

• Place of business is in San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz or Monterey counties. (For this competition, entrants from other Bay Area counties are not eligible to win).

The voting rounds:

• We're accepting nominations from today, May 6 through Wednesday, May 15.

• Finalist Voting: Thursday, May 16 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28.

• Winner announced Wednesday, May 29!

Teevan secured last year's win, and Ike's Place won in 2011. Now, get nominating!