NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office seeks applications for the district’s Small Business Week, to "Small Business Person of the Year." The New York District Office of SBA’s Region II will honor the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs and small businesses owners within the district along with their contributions to the small business community.
Many of the local award winners will be invited to Washington, D.C. for Small Business Week 2013 to celebrate National Small Business Week amongst winners from throughout the nation. Each state’s Small Business Person of the Year must meet criteria which include staying power, growth in employment, increase in sales/unit volume, innovation, response to adversity, and evidence of contributions to his/her community.
Champion awards are also presented to those who have used their professional skills or personal talents to further public understanding and awareness of small businesses. Categories include Minority Small Business Champion, Veteran Small Business Champion, Small Business Exporter of the Year, Young Entrepreneur Award, and Women Small Business Champion of the Year.
Nominations can be made by any individual or organizations such as professional and trade associations, business organizations, chambers of commerce, banks, or a small business’ employees.
All nomination must be received by the New York District Office no later than January 3, 2013. To obtain further information or receive a copy of the Nomination Guidelines, please contact Ana Hernandez at (212) 264-5664.
U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office serves 14 downstate counties in New York State, which include New York City (Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond and New York), Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk), as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.