SBA Seeks Outstanding Small Businesses - National Small Business Week 2023 Nominations Now Open

Iowa District Office  - September 1, 2022

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SBA Seeks Outstanding Small Businesses for the 2023 National Small  Business Week Awards

Nominations Due By December 8, 2022


Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.

Do you or someone you know have what it takes to become America’s “Small Business Person of the Year” for 2023? If so, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) wants to hear from you. 

The SBA is proud to announce that its Iowa District Office is ready to accept nominations for the 2023 National and District Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year Award.

Visit the SBA’s dedicated website at www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination. The Iowa District Nomination Guidelines and district awards categories can be found on the district’s website at www.sba.gov/document/support-iowa-district-nsbw-award-guidelines.

The SBA Awards given in celebration of National and District Small Business Week include the following awards:

Iowa District Small Business Week Categories Include:

  • Small Business Person of the Year (National and District)
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year (National and District)
  • Minority Small Business Champion of the Year (District Only)
  • Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year (District Only)
  • Women in Business Champion of the Year (District Only)

 

Additional National Small Business Week Categories Include:

  • Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery:
    • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
    • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery - Mitigation
    • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official
    • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer
  • Federal Procurement Awards:
    • Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
    • Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
    • 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  • Awards to SBA Resource Partners:
    • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award
    • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
    • Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Year
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year

The Iowa District Office must receive all nominations by electronic submission ONLY to the District’s BOX account no later 2:00 p.m. Central Time on December 8, 2022. The list of BOX account links for each state, including the Iowa District Office, can be found at www.sba.gov/nsbw in the Awards section. Additional National Small Business Week Award Categories have their own respective BOX account links listed.

To obtain additional information or receive a copy of the National/Iowa District Nomination Guidelines, please contact Dave Lentell at thomas.lentell@sba.gov.

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