It's Time to Start Submitting Small Business Week Nominations

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SBA St. Louis District Office

Do you know of a small business owner deserving of recognition? Believe it or not, it’s time to start submitting Small Business Week nominees! Did you know the St. Louis District 2013 winner of the Small Business Person of the Year was Terry Cooke, President of Bloomsdale Fabrication & Welding nominated by Bob Francis, VP of Midwest Regional Bank in Festus, MO?  Could our next winner be you or a small business owner you know and work with?

You can nominate a small business owner for the national awards via the online portal at or by hand delivering or mailing to Patti Guttmann in our office by the deadline. You can nominate small business owners for National Small Business Person of the Year or National Small Exporter of the Year.

Additionally the St. Louis District Office sponsors the following district awards:

The link for 2013 district award guidelines and required forms which you may use again this year is:

We would love to have numerous nominations in every category, including nominations from outside the St. Louis metro area. Columbia, Rolla, Sikeston, Hannibal, Cape Girardeau, and all the areas in between--let's hear from you! Missouri is the Show Me state, so show us what Eastern Missouri has in the way of successful small businesses!

All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand delivered to the SBA no later than the end of the day, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

Please contact Patti Guttmann at or 314-539-6615 with any questions.