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SBA Seeks Nominations for 2014 NC Small Business Advocate Awards

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Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Mike Ernandes 704-344-6588

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the 2014 North Carolina Small Business Advocate awards.


Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has designated a National Small Business Week.  The highlight of Small Business Week activities is the presentation of awards at the state and national levels.  The 2012 Small Business Week celebration next year will honor the small business community's many contributions to the American economy and society. 

National Small Business Week will be observed May 12-16, 2014.


“You can be part of this celebration by nominating a small business advocate in your community for one of these awards,” said Lynn L. Douthett, SBA North Carolina District Director.


Small Business Advocates  of the Year award categories are for those who promote small business, including volunteering time and services to small business interests and groups. Champions may or may not be small business owners. Award categories include:


Minority Small Business Champion

Veteran Small Business Champion

Women Small Business Champion


Nomination packages must be received at the North Carolina District Office in Charlotte on or before Wednesday, March 5, 2013.  To find nomination guidelines and information for these visit the SBA North Carolina web site: www.sba.gov/nc. Or contact April Gonzalez at 704-344-6811 or april.gonzalez@sba.gov.

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