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Call for SBA Award Nominations for 2020 National Small Business Week

Release Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2019
Release Number: 
Nina Ramon | 210.403.5900

SAN ANTONIO The U.S. Small Business Administration,  San Antonio District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year.

SBA Awards are given in celebration of National Small Business Week from May 3-9, 2020 include the following:

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery:
  • Federal Procurement Awards to include
    • 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  • Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year

All national nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 7, 2020.  All nomination packages must be hand-delivered or mailed to the nearest SBA office. 

Guideline for national categories - click here

In addition to the national award categories, the district office will be presenting district-specific awards in several categories including:

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • Minority Small Business of the Year
  • Veteran Owned Business of the Year
  • Women-Owned Business of the Year
  • Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Financial Services Champion of the Year
  • Small Business Media Advocate of the Year

All nominations for district-specific award categories must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. CDT, February 14, 2020

Guideline for district categories - click here


Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information (PII). 




About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit