Monday, September 19, 2016

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?

If you are a small business siuccess, submit your nomination today for the 2017 National Small Business Week Awards. All nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the nearest SBA Office no later than 3:00 PM ET on January 10, 2017. Consult the Awards Guidelines for a list of National Small Business Week Awards, eligibility criteria, selection process, evaluation criteria and how to submit a nomination package.

National Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners. That’s more than 50 years of celebrating small business owners who create two out of every three new jobs for Americans. Many household names were previous National Small Business Week award winners, including Ben and Jerry’s, Calloway Golf, Chobani, Dogfish Head, Stoneyfield Farm, Pacifica and Tom’s of Maine. And in recognizing the changing face of America, the SBA’s National Small Business Week awards honor individuals and businesses that reflect our nation’s rich diversity.

All nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the nearest SBA office no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on January 10, 2017. Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6, 2017.

National Small Business Week award categories include:

Small Business Person of the Year
Small Business Exporter of the Year
Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery- Public Official
Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery- Volunteer
Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
Federal Procurement Award- Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
8(a) Graduate of the Year
Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation
Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service
Women’s Business Center of Excellence
Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year
Small Business Investment Company of the Year


Are you our next winner? Apply today!

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