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SBA Small Business Week Award Information

SBA Now Accepting 2017 National and District Small Business Week Awards Nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2017 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. 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 our nation’s economy. National Small Business Week is celebrated April 30 – May 6, 2017.

The dedicated website provides forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting a national nomination.

The Richmond District Office is also accepting nominations for its 2017 District Level Virginia Small Business Week Awards, those categories include:

  • VA Small Business Person of the Year     
  •  VA Prime Contractor Award of the Year
  • VA Graduated 8(a) of the Year   
  • VA Young Entrepreneur


Nomination information on each award and a packet template is included in the pdf documents at the bottom of this page. 

All nominations must be submitted no later than Tue., Jan. 10, 2017.  SBA will no longer be using the Small Business Week online portal. All nomination packages may only be hand delivered or mailed to the SBA Richmond District  Office at 400 N 8th Street, Suite 1150 Richmond, VA 23219. Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information (PII). 

Questions regarding the awards can be directed to Monet Chapman at or 804-253-8133.

The mission of the SBA is to aid, counsel, assist and promote the interests of small businesses by providing financial, procurement and business development assistance and advocating on their behalf within the government.  All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.