49th Annual Small Business Week Awards
Putting America back to work”
There are many reasons to celebrate the achievements of the small business community. Each of the entrepreneurs and champions that submitted nomination packages were deserving of recognition. The 49th Annual Small Business Week Awards celebrate the ability of small business to meet challenges andachieve success.
What Are We Celebrating?
The SBA requests nominations for entrepreneurs and champions in various categories. These nominations are then reviewed by an independent panel of judges and district winners are selected. Winners go on to compete at the Regional level, vying against other winners from California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Guam. Regional winners go on to compete for national honors in Washington D.C. at National Small Business Week festivities. The State of California is unique because there are six district offices in the state; the Small Business Person of the Year must be selected as the District winner and the State winner before representing California in Washington, D.C.
49 Years of Celebrating Small Business Week
Since 1963, every President has declared National Small Business Week to formally recognize the importance of America’s small business community. SBA district offices throughout the nation, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico host and participate in a variety of events and functions. Festivities in Washington, D.C. includeopportunities to meet the President at the White House. The community is encouraged to salute and recognize the crucial role small businesses play in strengthening and supporting the economy.
When & Where
Inland Empire SBDC
For more information about the event, please call Kristen Gerke at (760) 951-1592 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .