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Wyoming District Office
100 East B Street, Federal Building, Room 4001 P.O. Box 44001
Casper, WY 82602
United States
Phone: 307-261-6500
SBA Seeks Nominations for the 2013 Small Business Spirit of WY Award

Advisory Date: Friday, January 18, 2013
Release Date: Friday, January 18, 2013
Release Number: 13-0
Related State:
Wyoming
Contact: Sharon Nichols 307-261-6508

Wyoming is truly “Like No Place on Earth” and the people in Wyoming are a huge part of the reason why. Wyomingites are independent, innovative, adaptable and entrepreneurial.  They help their neighbors and volunteer in their communities.  It’s all part of the Wyoming Spirit!  Wyomingites know that their actions not only impact their community but the entire state surrounding them.  It is for this reason, the Wyoming District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announces its first ever Small Business Spirit of Wyoming Award.

SBA Wyoming District Office will make the Small Business Spirit of Wyoming award at the district level.  This award will be presented to small businesses that demonstrate potential for success in the areas of growth in number of employees, increase in sales, steady growth of company and innovation and imagination in product/services.  The nominee should also demonstrate the “Spirit of Wyoming” with contributions to their local community and a demonstrated spirit of volunteerism and community involvement.

Any individual who owns and operates or who bears principal responsibility for operating a small business may be nominated.  Partners who jointly own and operate a small business may be nominated as a “team,” so long as the number of individuals in the team nomination does not exceed four.  A nominee for Small Business Spirit of Wyoming Award must own or operate a business defined as “small” under the applicable SBA size standards.  Individuals who have received the Small Business Person Award at the State level within the past five years are not eligible.  Nominees must also be residents of the United States or its territories and will be subject to background checks.  Small businesses owned and operated by nominees must comply with federal civil rights laws.  While receipt of SBA assistance is not required, it is preferred.

For nomination guidelines and more information contact Sharon Nichols, 307-261-6508 or Sharon.nichols@sba.gov or Deb Farris, 307-261-6510 debra.farris@sba.gov  Nominations must be received in the Wyoming District Office no later than January 31, 2013.

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