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The SBA seeks small business champions to honor during 2017 Small Business Week

The SBA seeks small business champions to honor during 2017 Small Business Week

LOS ANGELES — Every year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates National Small Business Week (NSBW) with a series of events and an awards ceremony in recognition of the small business community’s contribution to the American Economy and society.

Throughout Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles District Office, in conjunction with public- and private-sector small business supporters, will host special events to honor local entrepreneurs and those who support and champion small business.

“National Small Business Week helps to spotlight small business champions who think big, take risks and work hard to achieve the ‘American Dream,’ all while creating jobs and building up the economy,” said SBA Los Angeles District, District Director, Victor Parker.

This is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs, bankers, chambers of commerce and other community organizations to promote small businesses, their clients and their employees.

During NSBW, the SBA will recognize honorees in the following categories:

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Small Business Person of the Year

Women in Business Champion of the Year

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

Family-Owned Business of the Year

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year

Innovation Through Technology Business of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Financial Services Champion of the Year

Small Business Exporter of the Year

8(a) Graduate of the Year

Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award

Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award

Anyone wishing to nominate a business or an individual must submit nominations by January 11, 2017.  The nomination form and eligibility guidelines are available on Los Angeles SBA’s website.

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