SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse-Upstate New York district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) says it is seeking nominations for the 2024 National and District Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year Award.
If you know a small business with exceptional innovation, growth, community engagement or resilience, the SBA encourages you to submit a nomination, per the agency’s announcement.
National Small Business Week aims to recognize the “remarkable contributions” of small businesses nationwide. Last year’s winners included businesses located in Albany, Syracuse, Central Square, and Sherburne.
“During National Small Business Week, we will showcase and recognize some of the most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs in Upstate New York,” Dan Rickman, director of the Syracuse-Upstate New York district, said in a news release. “We are asking local chambers of commerce, business associations, lenders and other small business groups for assistance in finding and nominating candidates for these awards.”
Those interested can visit the SBA’s dedicated website at www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination.
The Syracuse-Upstate New York District Office nomination guidelines and district awards categories can also be found on SBA’s dedicated website at https://www.sba.gov/national-small-business-week/district-office-awards.
The Syracuse-Upstate New York district office emphasizes that it must receive all nominations by electronic submission only to the district’s box account no later than 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 7, the agency said.
To obtain additional information, please contact Jeffrey Boyce at: Jeffrey.Boyce@sba.gov.