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SBA Announces Call for Nominations for 2022 National Small Business Week Awards

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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HOUSTON – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and our nation’s economy. For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

To nominate a small business owner or download related forms, criteria, and guidelines, visit the Houston District Office website.

Nominations for the following categories will be accepted:


  • Small Business Person of the Year                                
  • Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year                             
  • Small Business Media Advocate of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year                                   
  • Minority Small Business Owner of the Year
  • Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year
  • Woman Small Business Owner of the Year
  • Innovation (SBIR/STTR) Recipient of the Year


All nominations should be submitted electronically by 2 p.m. CT on January 11, 2022. The awards will be presented during the NSBW Awards ceremony in the first week of May 2022.

The Houston District Office will be hosting weekly webinars to provide information about eligibility, guidelines, and how to submit a winning nomination. 




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. 

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