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National Small Business Week 2016 to Kick-off in the Nation’s Capital Cosponsors make the week possible

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Release Number: 
16-24
Contact: 
Terry Sutherland (202) 205-6919

WASHINGTON – National Small Business Week 2016 kicks off next month, May 1-2, with an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. where national award winners including the naming of this year’s national Small Business Person of the Year will be recognized and awarded for their achievements.

This year’s theme is “Dream Big, Start Small.” National Small Business Week is being held from May 1-7, and is an annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions.

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will host all the awardees at the national awards ceremony and events.  The rest of the week she will be traveling across the country promoting and attending numerous events recognizing the tremendous contributions of small businesses, women entrepreneurs, millennial entrepreneurs, immigrant entrepreneurs and veterans. 

Cosponsors

Every year, National Small Business Week is made possible thanks in part to the support of cosponsors.  Our presenting sponsor this year is Chase for Business along with our Gold, Silver and Bronze level sponsors who provide the resources to make this recognition week possible. 

The below companies have joined forces with SBA to help celebrate National Small Business Week 2016:

Presenting Sponsor

Chase for Business

Lead Sponsor

SCORE

Gold Level Sponsor

ADP

Silver Level Sponsors

Colonial Life
Intuit
Sam’s Club
Square
YP

Bronze Level Sponsors

ESET
Facebook
Instagram
Lockheed Martin
Microsoft
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL)
VEDC

Events throughout the week will be live-streamed on SBA’s website. Make sure to check in during the event for live social media engagement, using the hashtag #DreamSmallBiz. For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek