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2012 SBA Kentucky Small Business Week Awards Nominations Due

Release Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2011
Release Number: 
11-0909KY
Contact: 
Michael Ashcraft

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for the 2012 Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Champion awards. Nomination packages must be received at the Kentucky District Office in Louisville on or before Thursday, November 10, 2011.  Each person being nominated should also submit SBA Form 3300 and SBA Form 2137.

Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has designated a National Small Business Week.  The highlight of Small Business Week activities is the presentation of awards at the state and national levels.  The 2012 Small Business Week celebration next year will honor the small business community's many contributions to the American economy and society. National Small Business Week will be observed May 20 – 26, 2012.

The Kentucky District Office designates a team to select the 2012 SBA Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year.  That individual will attend the national celebration in Washington, DC to compete for the National Small Business Person of the Year award. At this celebration, a national winner is selected from all the winners from across the country.

Small Business Champions of the Year award categories are for those who promote small business, including volunteering time and services to small business interests and groups. Champions may or may not be small business owners.  In addition to Small Business Champions, there are several otehr small business award categories, including:

2012 SBA Kentucky Entrepreneurial Award

2012 SBA Kentucky Financial Services Champion of the Year

2012 SBA Kentucky Home-Based Business Champion of the Year

2012 SBA Kentucky Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year

2012 SBA Kentucky Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

2012 SBA Kentucky Small Business Exporter of the Year

2012 SBA Kentucky Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year

2012 SBA Kentucky Women in Business Champion of the Year

2012 SBA Kentucky Young Entrepreneur of the Year

For nomination criteria for each category, click on the award name above or the website below.

National Small Business Week