Thursday, October 13, 2016

SBA Seeks 2017 Award Nominations - San Diego District Office

SBA’s San Diego Office Seeks Nominations for 2017 Small Business Week Awards
Eleven Categories for Business Awards and Recognition
Nominees must be located in San Diego or Imperial Counties.
Each year during National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contributions to the American economy and society. SBA is currently accepting nominations for several SBA award categories including the 2017 Small Business Person of the Year Award.
The San Diego SBA district office serves San Diego and Imperial Counties. Trade associations, chambers of commerce, lenders and business organizations frequently nominate candidates. A business owner may also nominate themselves or other candidates.
Business entrepreneurs throughout the Southern California area will be honored during Small Business Week 2017 with many local events. Through the work of entrepreneurs, jobs are created, families are given a better life and whole communities are transformed. This is an opportunity to recognize an individual or an organization dedicated to the support of the small business community.
Award categories include: (California winner will compete nationally.)
Small Business Person of the Year (District winner will compete for California award)
Small Business Exporter of the Year (District winner will compete for California award)
San Diego District Only Awards:
  • Women-Owned Small Business 
  • Minority-Owned Small Business 
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Family-Owned Small Business
  • Financial Services Champion of the Year
  • Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Small Business Journalist of the Year
  • Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Women in Business Champion of the Year
(San Diego District nominees must be located within San Diego or Imperial County)
For more information about the nomination process and criteria, contact Cynthia Harris at (619) 727-4884 or e-mail: (Please list the categories in which you are interested). The deadline for submitting nominations to the San Diego office is Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Note: Some award categories offered by the San Diego office may not be offered by other district offices.

If your nominee is not located within San Diego or Imperial County, please contact your
local SBA district office


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