The Season to Nominate is Here!

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Kansas City District Office  - December 2019

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We are Seeking Nominations for 2020 Small Business Week Awards

Are you a small business owner and have an amazing story to tell? Do you know of a small business in your community that deserves recognition?

If so, submit your nomination today for the National Small Business Week Awards. The U.S. Small Business Administration - Kansas City District Office is now accepting nominations for 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the coveted Small Business Person of the Year award. The winner of that top prize will go on to compete for the National Small Business Person of the Year award and have a chance to represent Kansas/Missouri, their brand and success story in Washington, DC.

There are several winning opportunities!

Small businesses can self-nominate, or you can nominate a deserving small business as well!

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • 8 (a) Graduate of the Year

Please click below for nomination details. The nomination deadline is January 7th, 2020.


SBA Kansas City District Office Directory

Jon Malcolm Richards, District Director, (816) 426-4903

Dennis Larkin, Deputy District Director, (816) 426-4914

Mike McWhorter, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, (816) 426-4916

Carolina Vargas, Lender Relations Specialist, (816) 426-4913

Ken Surmeier, Business Opportunity Specialist, (816) 426-4919

Ram Basnet, Branch Manager/PIO – Springfield Branch, (417) 889-6912

Lisa Zimmerman, Lender Relations Specialist – Springfield Branch, (417) 413-5793