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Nov 14 2016

2017 National Small Business Award Nominations now Accepted

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Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?
If so, submit your nomination today for the 2017 National Small Business Week Awards.

As part of National Small Business Week (April 30 to May 6, 2017), the SBA’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District will highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members from the district.  As such, we are currently seeking nominations from the public for exceptional entrepreneurs in the following categories:

DISTRICT, REGIONAL and NATIONAL Awards

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year

DISTRICT Awards

  • SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • 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

Please click here for the nomination application and guidelines.

For application or guideline questions in the Rio Grande Valley please contact:

U. S. Small Business Administration
Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office
Attn:  Veronica Z. Ortega
2422 E. Tyler Avenue, Suite E.
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: 956-427-8533 ext. 233
Email: veronica.ortega@sba.gov

For application or guideline questions in the Coastal Bend Area please contact:
U. S. Small Business Administration
Corpus Christi Branch Office
Attn:  Elizabeth Soliz
2820 South Padre Island Drive, Suite 108
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Phone: 361-879-0017 ext. 301
Email: elizabeth.soliz@sba.gov

The deadline to submit your nomination is January 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (CT).

 

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