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Nominate a Business for 2019 SBA National, Local Small Business Awards

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Release Number: 
20180905-001
Contact: 
Robert Goza robert.goza@sba.gov | (610) 382-3084

EASTERN Pa.– Do you know a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2019 National Small Business Week Awards. Nominations are currently being accepted by mail and in-person at SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office, Parkview Tower, 1150 1st Ave., Ste. 1001, King of Prussia, PA 19460. All nominations must be postmarked or hand delivered to SBA no later than 3 p.m. ET January 9, 2019.

Since 1963, SBA has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions in their local communities and our nation’s economy. These events are local observances of the annual Presidentially-designated National Small Business Week to recognize the small business community’s contribution to the American economy. Last year’s Eastern Pennsylvania District winners and nominators were recognized at the annual Small Business Week Awards dinner and networking event.

“SBA is proud to recognize the outstanding small businesses that drive our nation’s economy. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses,” said Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Deputy Director.

Nominations are being accepted now for National and Eastern Pennsylvania District Small Business Awards – small businesses may nominate themselves. All nominations must be sent directly to SBA District Offices. All nominations must be postmarked or hand delivered to SBA no later than 3 p.m. ET on January 9, 2018.

National Small Business Week Awards include: Small Business Person of the Year Awards, Small Business Exporter of the Year, 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award, Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award, and Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award.

Local SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Office Awards include: Entrepreneurial Success, Family-Owned Business of the Year, Minority-Owned Small Business Person of the Year, Veteran-Owned Small Business Person of the Year, Woman-Owned Small Business Person of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted. For further information, contact Robert Goza at robert.goza@sba.gov  or 610-382-3084. For local award nomination guidelines and tips please go to Local Small Business Week Award Nomination Tips and Guidelines – Eastern Pa. District Office.

The dedicated website www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards provides forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting nominations for national awards.  For more information about SBA programs and services visit www.sba.gov/pa.

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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 www.sba.gov.