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Small business award nominations open


NEW YORK — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New York District Office (NYDO) is now accepting nominations online for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including its annual Small Business Person of the Year award. Eligible counties include Orange and Sullivan.

“This is now the third year SBA has been using the online portal submission process, a great and smart improvement from years past. The improved dedicated web portal awards.sba.gov provides all the guidelines,” said SBA New York District Director Beth Goldberg.

Among the award categories are National Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, Small Business Subcontractor of the Year and Small Business Investment Company of the Year. In addition to the national awards, the NYDO will accept nominations for the Young Entrepreneur Award, Veteran Small Business Champion, Women Small Business Champion, Minority Small Business Champion, Financial Service Champion, Home-Based Business Champion and Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year.

National nominations can be submitted online by January 11, 2016. Both national and local awards may also be postmarked or hand delivered to the SBA no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016. Send to the attention of Ana Hernandez of the SBA, New York District Office, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 3100, New York, NY 10278. Email ana.hernandez@sba.gov or call 212/264-5664.