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SBA Celebrates Small Business Week

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Advisory Number: 
Michael Ashcraft

 SBA Salutes Small Businesses that Drive Economy

Entrepreneurs will be honored in events from May 18 — 20 at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C.  The theme is “Empowering Entrepreneurs,” and a series of events and educational forums will mark the 58th anniversary of the agency and the 48th annual National Small Business Week event.


Over 100 outstanding small business owners from across the country will receive awards while gathering for three days at the event.  Top officials from the Obama administration, as well as representatives from the U.S. Congress and key national business leaders, will be present, and the National Small Business Person of the Year will be the announced.


Small business leaders will also be recognized for their involvement in disaster recovery, government contracting, and their support for small businesses and  entrepreneurship, and awards will be presented to SBA   partners in financial and   entrepreneurial development, including the year’s top Small Business Development Center, SCORE Chapter and Women’s Business Center.


SBA Administrator Karen Mills said, “Small business owners and employees across America are proving their resiliency as they continue to drive the nation out of recession through economic growth and job creation.  National Small Business Week gives us an opportunity to honor their achievements and the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and determination that makes them the engine of our economy and our nation’s economic recovery.”  More information is available online, including a webcast, at www.NationalSmallBusiness