CLARKSBURG, W.Va. —The deadline for nominations for the 2013 West Virginia small business person of the year and small business champion awards has been extended to Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
Nominations for all awards now must be received in the West Virginia district office by the close of business Thursday, Jan. 3. The award recipients will be recognized at the annual West Virginia Small Business Week Awards Celebration scheduled for May 2013. The small business person of the year recipient will travel to Washington, D.C., for the national award competition. Nominations can be submitted by any individual or organization.
Small-business champion awards are selected from individuals or organizations that promote small business, volunteer time and services to small-business interest groups, advocate the cause of small business through legislation or use their professional expertise to assist small-business owners. Champions may or may not be small business owners.
Champion award categories include financial services, home-based business, minority, veteran and women. Special awards include family-owned small business, entrepreneurial success, small business exporter and young entrepreneur (younger than 30).
Nomination information can be found under the Resources from Our Office section on the SBA’s West Virginia district office web page at www.sba.gov/wv; or by contacting Rick Haney at 304-623-7449 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.