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 SBA Metro New York District Office Kicks Off Nominations for 2024 National Small Business Week Awards

New York, New York – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Metro New York District Office has officially launched the call for nominations for the 2024 National and District Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year Award. If you know a small business with exceptional innovation, growth, community engagement or resilience, put them in the spotlight by submitting a nomination. Don’t miss the opportunity to honor the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our economy forward.

This esteemed annual event aims to recognize the remarkable contributions of small businesses nationwide. “National Small Business Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact these entrepreneurial spirits have on their communities and this nation’s economy,” said SBA New York District Director, John Mallano. 

Business owners from the Metro New York District will be named as National or District winners and will be invited to attend the SBA’s Small Business Week Awards Luncheon held during the 2024 NSBW from April 28 through May 4, 2024.  National award winners will be invited to Washington, D.C. to celebrate during National Small Business Week.

Visit the SBA’s dedicated website at www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination. The Metro New York District Nomination Guidelines and district awards categories can also be found on SBA’s dedicated website at https://www.sba.gov/national-small-business-week/district-office-awards.

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

Metro New York District Small Business Week Categories:

  • Small Business Person of the Year (National and District)
  • Small Business Exporter (National and District)
  • Federal Procurement Awards:
  • Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
  • Small Business Contractor of the Year
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence (large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year (National and District)
  • Awards to SBA Resource Partners:
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award (National and District)
  • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award (National and District)
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Year (National and District)
  • Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year

List of all Local Awards:

  • Young Entrepreneur Award of the Year
  • Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year or Owner of the Year
  • Women Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Financial Services Champion of the Year
  • Home-Based Business Champion of the Year
  • Minority Small Business Champion or Business of the Year

The MNY District Office must receive all nominations by electronic submission ONLY to the District’s BOX account https://sba.app.box.com/f/eb25127ae11b41f0a089c925e08a6daa no later than 4 p.m. ET on December 7, 2023.

To obtain additional information or receive a copy of the National/Metro New York District Local Nomination Guidelines, please contact Elizabeth Abreu at elizabeth.abreu@sba.gov.

The SBA’s Metro New York District Office serves the 14 downstate counties of New York:  Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties respectively.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration  

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.   

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