SBA To Honor Small Businesses With Awards, Forums
SBA To Honor Small Businesses
With Awards, Forums
WASHINGTON, D.C. â Calling all small business professionals.
The nationâs top entrepreneurs will be honored at the US Small Business Administrationâs National Small Business Week events May 20â22 in Washington. A series of award ceremonies, small business events and educational forums will mark the 59th anniversary of the agency and the 49th annual proclamation of National Small Business Week.
National Small Business Week is cosponsored by the SCORE Association as well as numerous corporate and trade sponsors to be announced.
More than 100 outstanding small business owners from across the country will receive awards while gathering for three days at the cityâs Mandarin Oriental Hotel. They will meet with top administration officials, congressional representatives, and national business leaders. The highlight of the celebration will be the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year.Â
âSmall business owners and employees across America are proving their resiliency as they continue to help drive economic recovery, economic growth and job creation,â said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. âNational Small Business Week gives us an opportunity to honor their achievements and the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation, and determination that makes them the engine of our economy and our nationâs economic recovery.â
Men and women also will be recognized for their involvement in disaster recovery, government contracting and their support for small businesses and entrepreneurship, and awards will be presented to SBA partners in financial and entrepreneurial development, including the yearâs top SCORE Chapter, Small Business Development Center and Womenâs Business Center.
Interested parties can register online at www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com where additional information (updated weekly) is available regarding registration, awards ceremonies, small business forums, and educational and matchmaking sessions. The event also will be webcast live at the website.