Are You the Small Business Person of the Year? Nominations Open for KS, MODavid Cawthon
Could you be the next Small Business Person of the Year for Kansas or Missouri … or even the nation?
The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. The awards recognize SBA-assisted small businesses’ inspirational achievements and contributions to their communities and the nation’s economy.
All nominations should be submitted electronically by 2 p.m. CT Dec. 8, 2022. The awards will be presented during the NSBW Awards ceremony in the first week of May 2023.
For over 50 years, the SBA has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
To nominate a small business owner in your area or download related forms, criteria and guidelines, visit sba.gov/nsbw. Nominations for the following categories will be accepted:
Small Business Person of the Year: A business/owner from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam will be selected for the State Winner award. The state award winners will compete for the title of National Small Business Person of the Year, SBA’s signature award.
Additional awards include:
Small Business Exporter of the Year
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 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
For more information on our local SBA, visit the SBA Kansas City District site.