SBA Extends Deadline for 2019 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Release Number: 
19-06
Contact: 
bailey.wolff@sba.gov

Washington – Following the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has extended its deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 National Small Business Week Award ceremony. The deadline has been extended to 3 p.m. EST, February 4, 2019.

Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities and to the nation’s economy. A National Small Business Week award is among the nation’s highest honors for small business achievement. Ben and Jerry’s, Chobani, Tom’s of Maine, Callaway Golf and Maui Brewing Company are among previous winners of SBA’s prestigious Small Business Week awards.

“One out of every two Americans is employed by a small business. Small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs,” said Beth Goldberg, SBA New York District Office Director. “National Small Business Week gives us an opportunity to highlight the innovative and amazing small business owners in our neighborhoods and throughout the country that work day in and day out to fulfill the dream of entrepreneurship.”

The New York District Office’s nomination guidelines are available here. Please contact SBA’s Bailey Wolff, Public Affairs Specialist, with any questions at bailey.wolff@sba.gov.

All nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered by 3pm EST, Monday, February 4, 2019 to:

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

c/o Ana Hernandez

26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3100

New York, NY 10278

 

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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.