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Are you the next Small Business Person of the Year?

11/15/2017, noon | Updated on 11/15/2017, noon
The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2018 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual ...

Are you the next Small Business Person of the Year?

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2018 National Small Business Week Awards,

including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

The dedicated website www.sba.gov/nsbw/

awards provides forms, criteria and guidelines for

submitting a nomination.

SBA Awards given in celebration of National

Small Business Week, April 29 – May 5, 2018,

include the following:

Small Business Person of the Year

One from each of the 50 states, the District of

Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and

Guam.

Small Business Exporter of the Year

Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery

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 Awards Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year

Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors) 8(a) Graduate of the Year Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Yea Small Business Investment Company of the Year

Awards to SBA Resource Partners

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2018. All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the

nearest SBA Office. Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information (PII).

For contact information and other District Office information visit online at http://www.sba. gov/districtoffices.