2016 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations: Honor a Massachusetts Business You Love!

 

SBA-AwardsEvery year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

As part of National Small Business Week (May 1-6, 2016), the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

“Help us identify the job-creators, risk-takers and community-builders who deserve public recognition for being small business champions,” said Massachusetts District Director Robert H. Nelson. “This is an opportunity for a banker, a chamber of commerce, a community organization, or even an individual to promote a business, a client or even an employee that is having success.”

The Massachusetts District Office will recognize honorees in the following categories:

  • 2016 National Small Business Person of the Year
  • Exporter of the Year
  • The Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business Award
  • Women-Owned Small Business Award
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business Award
  • Minority-Owned Small Business Award
  • Microenterprise of the Year
  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Financial Services Champion

The deadline for submitting nominations is January 11, 2016.  The nomination form and eligibility guidelines are available on the SBA Massachusetts District Office website: www.sba.gov/ma

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