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SBA Small Business Week Award Information

SBA Now Accepting 2018 National and District Small Business Week Awards Nominations

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 29 – May 5, 2018. 

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2018.  All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the nearest SBA Office.  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 Nikki Bowmar at nikki.bowmar@sba.gov or 304-623-7445.

National Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2018 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year.

Click Here for NATIONAL forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting a national nomination. 

District Awards

The West Virginia District Office is accepting nominations for the following 2018 District Level categories: 

  • WV Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • WV Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • WV Encore Entrepreneur of the Year   
  • WV Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • WV Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • WV Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year         
  • WV Small Business Champion of the Year

Forms and information for district awards are below.