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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Release Number: 
Christina Stace 702-388-6652

Las Vegas, NV

The Nevada District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it is actively seeking nominations for its statewide 2019 Small Business Awards. The honorees in the following categories will be recognized by the SBA during a premier celebratory event to be held during National Small Business Week in May 2019.


·         Nevada Small Business Person of the Year

·         Nevada Small Business Exporter of the Year

·         Nevada Young Entrepreneur of the Year (under 30 by 6/1/19)

·         Nevada Microenterprise Person of the Year (5 employees or fewer)

·         Nevada Minority Owned Business of the Year

·         Nevada Woman Owned Business of the Year

·         Nevada Family Owned Business of the Year

·         Nevada Veteran Owned Business of the Year

·         Nevada Rural Business of the Year

·         Nevada Legacy Business of the Year (25+ years in business)

·         Entrepreneurial Spirit Award


 “As a former Small Business Week Award winner I was humbled by my selection and overwhelmed by the opportunities that followed. Each business selected in the categories listed above will be recognized for their operational excellence as a small business owner, their commitment to profitability and their contribution to the business community. I applaud each of these entrepreneurs and thank them for their time and dedication as small business owners and employers” said District Director Joseph Amato.


Individuals may not be nominated for more than one Small Business Week (SBW) 2019 award category. Those who have received a small business award in the past five years will not be eligible.


All submissions for consideration must be received in the district office by Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Eligibility guidelines are available on the Nevada SBA’s website or via e-mail to The Nomination Package must be hand delivered or mailed to: Nevada District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration, 300 S 4th Street, Suite 400 Las Vegas, NV 89101


For more information call 702-388-6652 or complete the following Nevada SBA 2019 Nomination Initial Contact Form before the deadline. This will allow the District Office to contact the nominee and begin the process. 


Nevada District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

300 South Fourth St., Suite 400, Las Vegas, NV 89101. 702-388-6611


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