The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Fresno office is accepting nominations for the 2017 National Small Business Week awards in May.
Since 1963, SBA has recognized entrepreneurs for their outstanding achievements and contributions to communities and the economy, the organization said. This year, the Fresno District Office honored small businesses in Fresno, Dinuba and Tehachapi, and recognized organizations in Modesto and San Luis Obispo for their exemplary work with entrepreneurs.
Nominations must be delivered to the Fresno SBA District Office or postmarked no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2. The mailing address is 801 R St., Fresno, CA 93721.
Forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting a nomination are available online. Businesses may nominate themselves or be nominated by others in the following categories: Small Business Person of the Year (one honoree from each state); Exporter of the Year; Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery (for small businesses, public officials and volunteers); Federal Procurement Awards (for prime contractors, subcontractors and large businesses that use small businesses as suppliers and contractors, and 8(a) Graduate of the Year); Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year; Small Business Investment Company of the Year; and awards to SBA Resource Partners (Small Business Development Center and Women’s Business Center).