SBA Now Accepting 2019 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

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August 08, 2018

Release Date: August 6, 2018

Release Number: 18-50

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration 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.

“This is a great opportunity to recognize those small businesses that have contributed significantly to their local communities, developed creative products or made advances with innovative technologies,” SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said. “A National Small Business Week award is one of the nation’s highest honors for small business achievement.  I encourage you to visit our dedicated website to download forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting a nomination. I look forward to your nomination and wish you the best of luck.”


SBA Awards given in the San Francisco District in celebration of National Small Business Week on May 5-11, 2019 include the following: 

  • Small Business Person of the Year 
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer


Awards to SBA Resource Partners  
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award
  • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center  Excellence in Service Award

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 pm EST, January 9, 2019.  All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the nearest SBA Office.  Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information (PII). 

For questions about submitting applications to the San Francisco District Office please contact Noah Brod at or 415-744-4244.

Completed nomination packages can be mailed to:

Noah Brod
US Small Business Administration
455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105


About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit
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