SBA Now Accepting 2019 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

Oklahoma District Office

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NSBW 2019

SBA Now Accepting 2019 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration Oklahoma District Office is seeking outstanding entrepreneurs and champions of small business to honor during National Small Business Week, May 5 - 11, 2019.  Nominations are being accepted through 3 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2019.

The Oklahoma Small Business Person of the Year will be selected based on number of years in business, growth in employees, increase in sales, innovativeness of product or service, response to adversity and contributions to the community.   The Oklahoma award winner will go on to compete for 2019 National Small Business Person of the Year award. 

“These awards recognize successful Oklahoma businesses while also serving as an inspiration to Oklahomans looking to own their own part of the American dream through small business success,” Dottie Overal, Oklahoma District Director said. “The Oklahoma District Office of the SBA is committed to helping deliver the American Dream to Oklahoma Entrepreneurs.”

Any individual or organization dedicated to the support of the small business community in the United States may submit nominations for the following awards: 

  1. Small Business Person of the Year
  2. Small Business Exporter of the Year
  3. 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  4. National Phoenix (Disaster Recovery) Awards
  5. SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  6. Family-Owned Business of the Year
  7. Encore Entrepreneur of the Year
  8. Entrepreneurial Success Award
  9. Home-Based Business of the Year
  10. Veteran Small Business of the Year
  11. Small Business Champion of the Year

Nomination packets are available from the Oklahoma District office of the SBA and nominations may be sent directly to SBA’s Oklahoma District Office at 301 NW 6th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73102.  All nomination packages may only be hand delivered or mailed to an SBA Office. Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted. 

To obtain a nomination packet or for more information, contact Larry Weatherford, 405/609-8012 or Larry.Weatherford@SBA.gov.