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2011 Alaska Small Business Award Competition Begins SBA Seeks Nominations - Deadline November 12th 2010

Anchorage, Alaska – Small businesses make significant contributions to the state's economy, and they bring innovative products and services to the marketplace.  They are an important source of employment and opportunity throughout the state.  During National Small Business Week and throughout the year the Alaska District SBA Office recognize the impact made by outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Help us recognize these entrepreneurs and those who support and champion small businesses by nominating candidates for our upcoming awards program.

Any individual or organization may submit nominations.  A company, owner, or business advocate can also self-nominate.  Award categories include:

·Small Business Person of the Year

·Small Business Exporter of the Year

·SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year

·Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year

·Entrepreneurial Success Award

Small Business Champion Award recipients are individuals or organizations who have dedicated their professional skills or personal talents to supporting small businesses through advocacy and volunteer efforts.  Each of the below awards has specific evaluation criteria.    Nominees may or may not be small business owners.  Categories include:

·Financial Services Champion of the Year

·Home-Based Business Champion of the Year

·Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

·Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year

·Women in Business Champion of the Year

The winner of the Alaska Small Business Person of the Year, along with Champion Award winners will be honored locally and continue on to compete for national honors.

All nominations must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Alaska District, SBA Office no later than Friday, November 12, 2010. For a copy of the full nomination criteria, contact Scott Swingle, SBA, at 907-474-4878, scott.swingle@sba.gov.  Downloadable nomination forms are also available electronically.   Go to www.sba.gov/ak “under spotlight”.

 

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