August 12, 2018

SBA now accepting business nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2019 National and District 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.

“This is a great opportunity to recognize those small businesses that have contributed significantly to their local communities, developed creative products or made advances with innovative technologies,” SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said. “A National Small Business Week award is one of the nation’s highest honors for small business achievement. I encourage you to visit our dedicated website www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting a nomination. I look forward to your nomination and wish you the best of luck.”

National SBA award categories include Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter of the Year and other specialized awards.

Visit www.sba.gov/nsbw for a full list, forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination.

District SBA award categories include WV Rural-Owned Small Business of the Year, WV Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year, WV Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year and WV Encore-Owned Small Business of the Year.

Visit www.sba.gov/wv for the district level award form, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination.

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Jan. 9, 2019. 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.

For contact information and other District Office information visit online at www.sba.gov/wv.

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