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SBA Seeks Nominations for 2017 National Small Business Week

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Do you or someone you know have what it takes to win one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Awards? If so, SBA wants to hear from you, Long Island.

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Antonella Zangheri of Krumville Bakeshop, Brooklyn, NY. The 2016 National Small Home-Based Business Champion Award winner.

Photo by: Courtesy of SBA.

Long Island, NY - November 18, 2016 - Do you or someone you know have what it takes to win one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Awards? If so, SBA wants to hear from you, Long Island.

The SBA’s New York District Office is proud to announce that it’s accepting nominations for the 2017 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award, Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year and Women Small Business Champion of the Year.

“Every day, the New York District Office works with small businesses to strengthen the overall economy,” said New York SBA Deputy District Director, John Mallano. “These categories highlight the work of small businesses that innovate and lead in their respective industries. Exporter of the Year, Family-Owned Business of the Year, Home-Based Business of the Year—these entrepreneurs create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s competitiveness.”

The District office is accepting award nominations for the following categories:

  • SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Women Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Financial Services Champion of the Year
  • Home-Based Business Champion of the Year
  • Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year Award
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award

Additional awards will be awarded at the national level. Find a complete list here. Access a list of National Small Business Week FAQs here.

“National Small Business Week celebrates entrepreneurs and small business innovators within the New York District Office and across America,” said SBA New York District Director Beth Goldberg. “Winners will be invited to attend the SBA’s Small Business Week Awards Reception held May 2, 2017, at 26 Federal Plaza, Manhattan. National award winners will be invited to Washington, D.C. to celebrate during National Small Business Week.”

The Small Business Person of the year must meet criteria which include staying power, growth in employment, increase in sales/unit volume, innovation, response to adversity, and evidence of contributions to his/her community. Nominations in the Small Business Person of the Year, Champions of the Year and special Small Business Week award categories can be made by any individual or organizations such as professional and trade associations, business organizations, chambers of commerce, banks, through self-nomination or by a small business’ employees.

All New York District Office awards and guidelines for entry can be found online. Nominations must be received by the New York District Office no later than 3:00 p.m. on January 10, 2017.  To obtain information, receive a copy of the National/New York District guidelines or for any questions regarding the awards, please contact Bailey Wolff email, or by phone at (212) 264-1489.

*The New York District Office delivers its programs and services throughout New York City, Long Island and the downstate counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. Our Long Island Branch Office Services Long Island.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov