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SBA’s Online Portal Now Accepting 2014 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations: Wisconsin Nominees Sought

Advisory Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Release Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Release Number: 13-55
Related State:
Wisconsin
Contact: Shirah Apple at 414-297-1096

 

SBA’s Online Portal Now Accepting  

2014 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s online portal is ready to accept nominations for its 2014 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.

Now in its second year, the dedicated web portal http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/ has made it easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for National Small Business Week.

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.  For over 50 years, SBA will continue its tradition in honoring the nation’s 28 million small businesses.

SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week include the following awards:

  • National Small Business Person of the Year (chosen from among state award winners from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam)
  • Phoenix Awards (recognizing outstanding accomplishments during disaster recovery)
  • Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
  • Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
  • The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence (recognizes large prime contractors who have used small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
  • SBA 8(a) Graduate of the Year (for recent graduates of the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program)
  • Exporter of the Year
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)Excellence and Innovation Award (nominations of SBA-funded SBDC Service Centers)
  • Women’s Business Center (WBCs) of Excellence Award (nominations of SBA-funded WBCs)
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award (nominations of SBA-funded Veterans Business Outreach Centers)

In addition to the portal, Wisconsin nominations can also be sent directly to the SBA Wisconsin District Office, 310 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 580W, Milwaukee WI 53203.  All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand delivered to the SBA no later than the end of the day, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.  For more information, contact Mary Trimmier, 414-297-1093 or mary.trimmier@sba.gov.

Winners of the Small Business Person of the Year award and other award categories will be invited to Washington, D.C., in 2014 to compete for national titles and to attend National Small Business Week events.

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