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National Small Business Week Kicks Off in Washington, D.C. May 5-6

Advisory Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Advisory Number: 
19-03
Contact: 
Carol Wilkerson, carol.wilkerson@sba.gov
America’s top small businesses to be honored for their achievements

WASHINGTON Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will kick off the 2019 National Small Business Week events in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6. Small business owners, industry leaders and other award winners from around the country will gather in D.C. to be recognized by the SBA for excellence in entrepreneurship, exporting, federal contracting, lending and disaster recovery.

Last month, the SBA announced the 53 State/Territory Small Business Persons of the Year who will compete for the 2019 National Small Business Person of the Year. The National Small Business Person of the Year and runners-up will be announced at the awards ceremony on Monday, May 6.

Media are invited to attend all events. Speakers and awardees will be made available for interviews.

All events will be livestreamed on SBA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sbagov). To follow along on social media with #SmallBusinessWeek.

 

Sunday, May 5

WHAT: 2019 NSBW Opening Awards Ceremony

WHEN: 6:00-8:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

WHO: SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton will honor individuals in the following award categories:

Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award

Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award

Women’s Business Center Excellence in Service Award

SCORE Chapter of the Year Award

Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year

Small Business Investment Company of the Year

Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer

Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official

Phoenix Awards for Small Business Disaster Recovery

HOW: Press must register for this event here. Press arrival time is between 3:30-5:30 p.m. EDT.  

 

 

Monday, May 6

WHAT: 2019 NSBW Awards Luncheon

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

WHO: SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton will award the National Small Business Person of the Year and runners-up. He will also recognize individuals in the following award categories:

Small Business Exporter of the Year

Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year

Small Business Subcontractor of the Year

8 (a) Graduate of the Year

Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence

HOW: Press must register for this event here. Press arrival time is between 9:00-11:30 a.m. EDT.

 

 



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 www.sba.gov.

 

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/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.