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The Small Business Commerce Association recognized SPAAN Tech, Inc. as Best of Business in Chicago Engineering Services in 2009. In 2007, the firm was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

As head of SPAAN Tech, Smita Shah was selected as one of Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” in 2008, and received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award in 2007. In 2011, she was selected as the American Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois (ACEC-IL) Community Leader of the Year.

2009

The Small Business Commerce Association

Best of Business in Chicago Engineering Services

2009
*Nomation

Small Business Administration

Small Business Person of the Year

2009
*Finalist

Ernst and Young

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2009

Asian American Coalition

Community Service Award

2008

Women in Transportation

Diversity Leadership Award

2007

American Society of Civil Engineers

Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award, Illinois Section

2007

Inc. Magazine

List Of 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

2007

Ellis Island Honors Society

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

2007

Crain's Chicago Business

"The Next Generation is Now"

2006
*Honoree

Chicago Foundation for Women

"Celebrating the Achievements of Asian American Women Entrepreneurs in Illinois"

2005

Chicago United

Business Leader of Color Award

2004

Northwestern University

Notable Alumni