ALBUQUERQUE ― The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New Mexico District Office is now accepting nominations for the 2017 SBA Small Business Week Awards.
This is an opportunity to showcase outstanding small businesses and individuals who create jobs and contribute to developing our local economies in New Mexico. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 10, 2017.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. There are over 152,000 small businesses in New Mexico that employ over 331,000 individuals or 55% of the state’s private workforce,” said SBA New Mexico District Director John M. Garcia, “As small business grows, so does our economy. We look forward to every opportunity to celebrate our state’s small business owners. And so with great pride the SBA New Mexico District Office invites the nominations of remarkable small business owners and small business champions for our 2017 Small Business Week Awards. ”
Nominations are open to all individuals or organizations in New Mexico. Nominees are not allowed to be nominated in more than one award category.
National and district level award categories:
National Award Categories:
- Small Business Person of the Year
- Small Business Exporter of the Year
- 8(a) Graduate of the Year
- Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery
- Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery
- Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
- Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
- Federal Procurement Award- Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
- Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
- Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
- Small Business Investment Company of the Year
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award
For National nomination guidelines and forms visit: www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards
New Mexico District Award Categories:
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year
- Family-Owned Business of the Year
- Entrepreneurial Success Award
- Financial Services Champion of the Year
- Home-Based Business Champion of the Year
- Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
- Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
- Women in Business Champion of the Year
For New Mexico District nomination guidelines and forms visit: www.sba.gov/nm
All National and District Award nominations should be delivered to the SBA New Mexico District Office, 500 Gold Ave. SW, Suite 11301, Albuquerque, NM or mailed to the SBA New Mexico District Office, PO Box 2206, Albuquerque, NM 87103, Attn: SBW Awards Coordinator.
For more information, contact Shelley Brown at (505).248.8250 or email@example.com.
The SBA New Mexico District Office encourages you to nominate an outstanding small business owner or small business champion for the 2017 Small Business Week Awards. Winners will be recognized at the annual New Mexico SBA Small Business Week Awards ceremony, a state-wide ceremony held in celebration of SBA National Small Business Week, during the first week of May. https://www.sba.gov/nsbw/