Future Wisconsin SBA Award Winners Still Sought!

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SBA Wisconsin  District Office

With deadlines approaching December 30 for state awards and January 11 for national award categories, the clock is ticking but there's still time to apply.  The process is easier than ever, and with 7 business categories and 10 organizational categories there's plenty of opportunity. 

Award winners and nominators will receive public recognition during National Small Business Week May 1-7, 2016 and at the SBA Wisconsin awards breakfast May 6, 2016.   

Just review the categories below and complete the form at the bottom of the page; send back to Mary Trimmier at mary.trimmier@sba.gov.  If you have questions about the criteria, the application, or anything else about the awards process, contact Mary as soon as possible.

For more detail, click here for complete awards criteria and information.  This can also be found on the SBA Wisconsin website under "From our Wisconsin Office." Scroll down to "Resources" and look in the left column. 

NATIONAL Awards--State, regional, and/or national recognition. Nominations still accepted; full  package by 1/11/2016. 

Small Business Person of the Year-For developing an outstanding, growing business...

Small Business Exporter of the Year-Significantly increased export sales and profits...

8a Graduate-Business that graduated from the 8a Business Development Program...

Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award

 Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award--This award is designed for an individual women’s business center...

Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year – must participate in at least two of the following programs, SBA’s Micro-loan Program, Community Advantage Program, CDC/504 Program, Prime and/or CDFI....  

STATE Awards-- Nominations still accepted; full  package by 12/30/2015.

 SCORE Wisconsin Mentor of the Year Award 

SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year-Owner will not reach 30th birthday by June 1, 2016, three-year evidence of success in sales and profits...

Entrepreneurial Success-Business that started ‘small’ by SBA standards, then developed into a large business....

Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business-A family owned business that has passed from one generation to another...

Emerging Small Business Person-For developing an outstanding business with at least a three year track record...

Small Business Champions of the Year:  Those who promote small business, including volunteering time and services to small business interests and groups, advocating the cause of small business in the legislative process.  Champions may or may not be small business owners. 

 Women in Business Champion    Minority Small Business Champion

 Veteran Small Business Champion    Financial Services Champion

 Small Business Legal Assistance (only WI Award)  Home Based Business Champion


 EMAIL, FAX, or MAIL NOMINATIONS TO:   Mary Trimmier, U.S. Small Business Administration, 310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 580,Milwaukee, WI  53203, fax 202-481-4497, mary.trimmier@sba.gov

 Questions?  Contact Mary at (414) 297-1093 or mary.trimmier@sba.gov.  Self-nominations accepted.


I nominate _________________________ Title ________________________________


Phone___________________ Fax______________________Email__________________________

Is the company operating profitably?  YES      NO  #  of years in business_____    

 # of employees___ annual sales $________NAICS code____________


Nominator Name _________________________________________________________ Title__________________________________

Organization____________________________________ Address________________________________________________________

Phone_______________________ Fax_______________________