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SBA Invites America’s Small Businesses to Share Their Story

Nominate a Business for 2020 SBA National, Local Small Business Awards
Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Release Number: 
20191002-001
Contact: 
robert.goza@sba.gov | www.sba.gov/pa

EASTERN Pa.– Do you know a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2020 U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week Awards.

Nominations are currently being accepted for National and Eastern Pennsylvania District Small Business Awards by mail and in-person at the SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office, 660 American Ave., Ste. 301, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Small businesses may also nominate themselves. All nominations must be postmarked or hand-delivered to SBA no later than 3 p.m. ET Jan. 7, 2020.

“The SBA is proud to recognize the outstanding small businesses that drive our nation’s economy with these awards, which are one of the nation’s highest honors for small business achievement. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses,” said Steve Dixel, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Director. “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.”

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, as they contain Personally Identifiable Information.  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 sba.gov/nsbw provides forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting nominations for national awards.  For more information about the SBA’s 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.