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SBA Alaska District Office Now Accepting 2019 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

The SBA Alaska District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2019 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year.

Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities and to our nation’s economy.

The SBA Alaska District Office is accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • Alaska Small Business Person of the Year
  • Exporter of the Year
  • Alaska Woman Owned Business of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year - the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program is a nine-year federal government contracting certification and program for small business
  • Alaska Veteran Owned Business - outstanding business owned by a veteran, demonstrated success in industry, contributions to community
  • Alaska Rural Business - outstanding business, demonstrated success in industry, contribution to community
  • Alaska Micro Business - 1-2 person business, has overcome extraordinary obstacles to succeed
  • Alaska Small Business Champion - demonstrated support of small business

Past Alaska Small Business Person of the Year winners have included:

National Small Business Week May 5-11, 2019

Nomination information

All nominations must be submitted no later than 11 a.m. Alaska Time, Jan. 9, 2019. All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the SBA Alaska District Office at 420 L Street, Suite 300, Anchorage, Alaska 99501. 

For more information about SBA awards, contact Scott Swingle at scott.swingle@sba.gov or 907-474-4878.


Small Business Lending Momentum Continues in FY18 in SBA Alaska District Office


The following are a few highlights from SBA funding programs in the SBA Alaska District during FY18. Read more in this news release.

Total Lending: 124 loans total $92 million

7(a) Loan Program: 105 loans total $84vmillion

504 Loan Program: 19 loans total  $7 million

Surety Bonds: 107 bonds for $73.2 million in contract amounts

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