SBA Iowa Seeks Nominations for the 2022 Small Business Champion of the Year Awards

Iowa District Office  - November 23, 2021

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SBA Iowa Seeks Nomination for the 2022 Iowa Small Business Champion of the Year Awards

Illustration of a trophy with the following text, 2022 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. Visit sba.gov/nsbw

SBA's Iowa District Office is seeking nominations for its annual Iowa Small Business Champion of the Year awards. These awards are presented in addition to the Annual National Small Business Week awards previously announced.

Nominations are now being accepted for the following: 

Iowa Minority Small Business Champion of the Year:  An individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of small business opportunities for minority business owners may be nominated. Champion nominees may or may not be small business owners.

Iowa Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year:  An individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of small business opportunities for veterans of the U.S. armed forces may be nominated.   Champion nominees may or may not be veterans.

Iowa Women in Business Champion of the Year:  An individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of women’s business ownership may be nominated. Champion nominees may or may not be small business owners.


Nominations must contain the information below. Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered: 

  • A completed background form (SBA Form 3300, Award Nominee Background Form). 
  • A completed nomination form for the District Office Awards
  • A digital photo of the nominee – at least 300 dpi is required
  • Additional supporting documentation deemed significant by the nominator, including news clips, letters of recommendation, nomination letter (if not self-nominated), and other evidence of the appropriateness of the nomination. Supporting documentation may not exceed 10 pages. Videos will not be considered.

Where are the nominations to be sent?  

All nominations must be submitted electronically to the U.S. Small Business Administration Iowa District Office BOX account - Nominations will not be accepted by email, mail, fax or hand-delivery. Deadline for submissions is 2 p.m. Central Time, January 11, 2021.

Additional information, including the guidelines for the previously announced National Small Business Week 2022 Awards (which include Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year) can be found at www.sba.gov/nsbw.

SBA will make the above referenced awards to eligible nominees at the Iowa District level only. Awards for Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year will be forwarded for National competition. 

For questions, please contact Dave Lentell at the Iowa District Office at thomas.lentell@sba.gov or at (515) 284-4522.