Published on August 4th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


SBA Now Accepting 2019 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

SOUTH CAROLINA –The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2019 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.

“This is a great opportunity to recognize those small businesses that have contributed significantly to their local communities, developed creative products or made advances with innovative technologies,” SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said. “A National Small Business Week award is one of the nation’s highest honors for small business achievement.  I encourage you to visit our dedicated website www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting a nomination. I look forward to your nomination and wish you the best of luck.”

The 2019 Salute to Small Business Awards that are given in celebration of National Small Business Week on May 5-11, 2019 include the following:

Small Business Person of the Year

Small Business Exporter of the Year

Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery

  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer

Federal Procurement Awards

  • Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
  • Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year

Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year

Small Business Investment Company of the Year

Awards to SBA Resource Partners

  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award
  • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center  Excellence in Service Award

State Awards

  • Female Small Business Person of the Year
  • Minority Small Business Person Of the Year
  • Rural Small Business Person of the Year
  • Veteran Small Business Person of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2019.  All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to:

SBA South Carolina District Office
1835 Assembly Street, Suite 1425
Columbia, SC 29201
Attention: Martin Short

Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information (PII).  For questions or additional information, please contact Martin Short at (803) 253-3753 or martin.short@sba.gov.


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.



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