2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for our small business ecosystems nationwide. ICIC is proud to have served more than 2,500 small businesses this year, providing access to resources and networks to help these entrepreneurs survive and eventually thrive. We would have not reached so many without the support of our nominating partners. They are our eyes and ears on the ground across the country and we rely on them to identify and nominate businesses that are engines of inclusive prosperity in their communities. Many of these partners have gone above and beyond just nominating businesses; they also act as champions of ICIC. We would like to recognize and express our deepest gratitude to the following nominating partners for playing an essential role in this work: