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National Small Business Week 2019 to Kick-off in the Nation’s Capital

Leading organizations unite with SBA to honor the achievements of small businesses
Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Contact: (Washington / HQ); (Atlantic Region)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2019 National Small Business Week kicks off on May 5 and 6 with awards ceremonies 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 honored for their achievements.

“National Small Business Week is an annual event dedicated to recognizing our nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions,” said SBA Regional Administrator Steve Bulger.  “Every day, small businesses create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, support our neighborhoods and cities, and increase America’s global competitiveness. Our regional office is excited to help celebrate these great achievements.”

Throughout the Atlantic Region of New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, National Small Business Week events are already lined up – and quickly approaching – to celebrate the ingenuity of American entrepreneurs whose success only bolsters our national, regional and local economies.

Regional Calendar of National Small Business Week Events

Monday, May 6

Syracuse District Office National Small Business Week Awards
Honoring 17 small businesses and entrepreneurs
Syracuse, New York

Tuesday, May 7

 New York District Office National Small Business Week Awards
Recognizing 9 small business owners and entrepreneurs
New York, New York

Syracuse District Office National Small Business Week Awards
Honoring 19 small businesses and entrepreneurs
Albany, New York

Wednesday, May 8

New Jersey District Office National Small Business Week Awards Presentation
Saluting the Garden State’s Winners in Numerous Award Categories
Flemington, New Jersey

Thursday, May 9

 Puerto Rico – U.S. Virgin Islands District Office National Small Business Week Awards Breakfast
Honoring the district’s Small Business Person of the Year and other small business champions
San Juan, Puerto Rico & St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Friday, May 10

 Buffalo District Office National Small Business Week Awards Luncheon
Acknowledging the best and brightest Western New York small business owners for the year
Buffalo, New York

 Events throughout National Small Business Week are made possible thanks in part to the support of leading companies and organizers who serve as cosponsors.


SCORE Association

Gold Cosponsor


Silver Cosponsors

Constant Contact

Bronze Cosponsors

Lockheed Martin
UPS Store
Spectrum Reach
AWeber Communications

Supporting Cosponsors

America’s SBDC
National Association of Secretaries of State
National Cyber Security Alliance
Small Business Majority
Small Business Trends
Grow Biz Media
Small Business Edge
National Association of Guaranteed Lenders


For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit or reach out to a specific District Office for more information on their National Small Business Week events.


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.  Atlantic Region II encompasses New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  It is led by Regional Administrator Steve Bulger. To learn more, visit


Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2019 SBA’s participation in this Cosponsored Activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.