2013 SBA Award Nominations Due January 3, 2013 - San Diego District Office

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SBA San Diego District Office

SBA’s San Diego Office Seeks Nominations for 2013 Small Business Week Awards

Eleven Categories for Business Awards and Recognition

Nominees must be located in San Diego or Imperial Counties.
Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contributions to the American economy and society. 

SBA is currently accepting nominations for several SBA award categories including the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year Award.  The San Diego SBA district office serves San Diego and Imperial Counties.  Trade associations, chambers of commerce, lenders and business organizations frequently nominate candidates.  A business owner may also nominate themselves or other candidates.

Business entrepreneurs throughout the Southern California area will be honored during Small Business Week 2013 with many local events.  Through the work of entrepreneurs, jobs are created, families are given a better life and whole communities are transformed.  This is an opportunity to recognize an individual or an organization dedicated to the support of the small business community. 

Award categories include:

•           Small Business Person of the Year (District winner will compete for California award)

San Diego District Only Awards:
•           Small Business Exporter of the Year
•           Family-Owned Business of the Year
•           Women-Owned Small Business
•           Minority-Owned Small Business
•           Veteran-Owned Small Business
•           Financial Services Champion of the Year
•           Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
•           Small Business Journalist of the Year
•           Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
•           Women in Business Champion of the Year

For more information about nomination criteria, contact Cynthia Harris at (619) 727-4884 or e-mail cynthia.harris@sba.gov (Please list the categories in which you are interested).  The deadline for submitting nominations to the San Diego office is Thursday, January 3, 2013.

Note: Some award categories offered by the San Diego office may not be offered by other district offices.

If your nominee is not located within San Diego or Imperial County, please contact your local SBA district office.  Use this link http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-list/2 to find an office near you.

Date: 10/24/2012 Author Information: Cynthia Harris, 619-727-4884, cynthia.harris@sba.gov