NANO was selected as the “2021 Small Business of the Year” at the 2nd annual Morial Awards ceremony hosted by The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on March 16, 2022.
The Morial Awards recognize local businesses that have demonstrated innovative growth and economic impact, as well as exceptional contributions to the sustainability and growth of local communities and small businesses across the state of Louisiana. NANO, LLC was selected among category finalists Gotech, Inc. and VPG Enterprise.
The Morial awards were established in celebration of former Mayor Ernest N. Morial’s achievements and his legacy as a civil rights activist and political pioneer. As the first Black mayor of New Orleans in 1977, a position he held for two terms through 1986, he championed the Convention Center’s construction and saw it as a way to promote economic development, especially for local and diverse small businesses.
“We would like to express our congratulations to NANO, LLC,” said Michael J. Sawaya, Convention Center president. “As a major economic generator, we are committed to the growth and prosperity of our region. Celebrating the successes and investing in the health of local businesses is a big part of our philosophy to support small and disadvantaged business enterprises, as well as local corporations.”