WASHINGTON, D.C. – From now until early January, the U.S. Small Business Administration will be accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year.
According to a release from the SBA, the 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 our nation’s economy.
SBA Acting Administrator, Chris Pilkerton said they’re proud to recognize the small business owners that have made it their mission to support their communities and drive the entrepreneurial spirit forward.
The SBA Awards will be given in celebration of National Small Business Week from May 3 – 9, 2020. All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST January 7, 2020.
The Small Business Person of the Year will be awarded to one person from each of the 50 states including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. Other awards include the Small Business Exporter of the Year; Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery; Federal Procurement awards; SBA Resource Partner awards; Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year; Small Business Investment Company of the Year and District Office award.
Visit sba.gov/nsbw to nominate a deserving small business owner in your area or call 402-221-7200 with any questions.