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SBA Invites Virginia’s Small Businesses to Share Their Story

Call for 2020 Small Business Week Nominations Now Open
Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Richmond, VA –The U.S. Small Business Administration, Richmond District Office is now accepting nominations for the SBA 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Virginia Small Business Person of the Year. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses and the countless contributions they make to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. Virginia’s Small Business Person of the Year winner competes at the national level.

“We are proud to recognize small business owners who have made it their mission to support their communities and drive the entrepreneurial spirit forward,” SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton said. “A National Small Business Week award is one of the nation’s highest honors for small business achievement. Please take a moment to visit to nominate a deserving small business owner in your area. I wish all of our nation’s small businesses the best of luck and look forward to their nomination.”

SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week from May 3-9, 2020 include the following:
• Small Business Person of the Year
• Small Business Exporter of the Year

Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain Personally Identifiable Information. All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 7, 2020. All nomination packages for businesses in Virginia must be hand delivered or mailed to the SBA Richmond District Office:

U.S. Small Business Administration
Richmond District Office
ATTN: Kiana Hamilton
400 North 8th Street, Suite 1150
Richmond, VA 23219

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