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There's Still Time to Submit Nominations for SBA's Small Business Week Awards!

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December 12, 2018

There's Still Time to Submit Nominations for SBA's Small Business Week Awards!

submit small business week awards nominationsThere’s still time to submit nominations for the SBA’s 2019 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards honoring small businesses and their champions!
Each year, the President designates the first week in May as NSBW to recognize the nation’s job creators and innovators – small businesses – and those that assist them.  All nominations for SBA's Iowa awards must be received by SBA's Iowa office no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 9, 2019.
SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week (May 5-11, 2019) include the following:
  • Iowa Small Business Person of the Year
  • Iowa Small Business Exporter of the Year
Nominees must have used SBA's services and have been in operation for at least three years. Nomination forms and additional information for these and other National Awards are available at www.sba.gov/nsbw
In addition to these National Small Business Week Awards, the SBA’s Iowa District Office will be presenting state-specific awards in several categories. SBA assistance is not required for these nominations. They include:
  • Iowa Women in Business Champion of the Year – presented to an individual(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women’s small business ownership. Nominees may or may not be small business owners.
  • Iowa Minority Small Business Champion of the Year – presented to an individual(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of minority small business ownership. Nominees may or may not be small business owners.
  • Iowa Veteran Business Champion of the Year – presented to an individual(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of veteran business owners. Nominees may or may not be small business owners.
All nominations must be submitted no later than 2 p.m. CST, Jan. 9, 2019.  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). 
For questions or additional award criteria, contact Dave Lentell at the Iowa District Office at (515) 284-4522 or at thomas.lentell@sba.gov