2017 Small Business Week

Are you SBA’s Next Winner?

It is that time of year again – time to recognize the small businesses who make big contributions in our local communities.   It’s time to show case their dedication, strength and commitment that they exemplify as a small business owner.

 

National Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners. That’s more than 50 years of celebrating small business owners who create two out of every three new jobs for Americans. Many household names were previous National Small Business Week award winners, including Ben and Jerry’s, Calloway Golf, Chobani, Dogfish Head, Stoneyfield Farm, Pacifica and Tom’s of Maine.

SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week include the following: 

  • ¨ Small Business Person of the Year Award
  • ¨ Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • ¨ Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • ¨ Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery - Public Official
  • ¨ Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery - Volunteer
  • ¨ Federal Procurement Award - Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
  • ¨ Federal Procurement Award - Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
  • ¨ Federal Procurement Award - Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • ¨ 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • ¨ Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • ¨ Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
  • ¨ Women's Business Center of the Year Excellence Award
  • ¨ Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year
  • ¨ Small Business Investment Company of the Year

All nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the SBA San Antonio District Office no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on January 10, 2017.  Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6, 2017.

To learn more about the awards and submit a nomination, visit www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards.


In addition to the National Small Business Week award categories, the San Antonio District Office offers small business award categories in conjunction to the national award categories. The nomination, eligibility criteria, seection process, evaluation criteria and time frame for the district awards can be found in the 2017 San Antonio District Awards Supplement document.

The District award categories include the following:

District Office Small Business Awards

  • ¨ Entrepreneur Success Award
  • ¨ Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • ¨ Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • ¨ Encore Entrepreneur of the Year
  • ¨ Minority Small Business of the Year
  • ¨ Veteran Small Business of the Year
  • ¨ Women in Business of the Year

District Office Small Business Champion Awards

  • ¨ Small Business Champion of the Year
  • ¨ Home-Based Business Champion of the Year
  • ¨ Financial Services Champion of the Year

 

Nominations must be submitted to the U.S. Small Business Administration district office in the state or territory where the nominee is located.  Nominations may be mailed or hand delivered to the District Office.  These awards may not be emailed.

All nominations for the awards must be postmarked or hand delivered to the San Antonio SBA District Office no later than February 15, 2017 at 3 pm CDT.

For more inforamtion contact:

  • Please contact Nina Ramon, Public Affairs Specialist
  • Email - nina.ramon@sba.gov
  • Call – 210-403-5920