Nominate the Small Business of the Year

The 2022 Hawthorne Business Expo will recognize the Hawthorne Small Business of the Year during the event that will be presented by the City of Hawthorne, January 25 – 26, 2022, at the Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 W. El Segundo Blvd.

The award will be presented to a qualifying business that is nominated by the public or patrons. Businesses may nominate themselves.

Qualifying businesses must meet the following criteria:

  1. The business has shown examples of helping the community beyond just selling their product/services
  2. The business must be a sole proprietor and have less than 100 employees
  3. The business must be located in the City limits of Hawthorne, have a current Hawthorne Business License and been in operation at least one year

Nominations may only be submitted on the Hawthorne Business Expo website. The deadline for submissions is January 3rd, 2021. Email nominations to:

The winning business must agree to attend the Hawthorne Business Expo Opening Ceremony, January 25, 2022, and consent to use of image and story in all media surrounding the event.

Notice of Postponement

of Hawthorne Business Expo 2022

We were all looking forward to holding Hawthorne Business Expo 2022 in less than two weeks. However, with the current surge of the Omicron virus, it has become clear that people may not feel safe in attending even an outside event that involves a large gathering of people. Therefore, our attendance will probably be much lower than usual, and your business will not get the exposure we all desire.


Therefore, we have determined to postpone the event for approximately 3 months. 


Our new dates are April 26 & 27, 2022. Please mark it on your calendars. We'll see you there!