SBA Seeks Nominations for 2013 Small Business Week Awards
U.S. Small Business Administration is searching for the next New Jersey
Small Business Person of the Year. This year’s winner will be
honored during National Small Business Week May 19th – 24th, 2013.
According to Al. Titone, SBA New Jersey district director, nominations
are being sought for the 2013New Jersey Small
Business Person of the Year Award. Thanks in part
to a new web portal http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user
that the agency launched this year, SBA will now accept nomination
packages online for the very first time.
“The portal will make it that much easier for small businesses
to find nomination guidelines, forms and gain access to complete
their nomination package online,” said Titone. “We are also allowing
small business owners the option of submitting a hard copy of the
nomination to the New Jersey district office.”
"Each year the president designates a week to honor and recognize
the achievements of the nation's 27 million small business owners,"
said Titone. "We
are looking to individuals, local chambers of commerce, banks, trade
associations and other community-based businessorganizations to submit
nominations and sponsor candidates."
The SBA will recognize each state Small Business Person of the Year
representative at its annual National Small Business Week celebration in
Washington, D.C., where the 2013 National Small Business Person of the
Year will be introduced.
addition to submitting a nomination through SBA’s online portal,
nominations may also be submitted to: Harry Menta of the SBA New Jersey
district office at Two Gateway Center, Suite 1501- Newark, NJ
07102. The deadline
for all nominations is Thursday, January 3, 2013.
For more information on eligibility criteria and guidelines contact Harry
Menta at (973) 645-6064 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.