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SBA seeks small business week award nominations

WILMINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Delaware District Office is seeking applications for its 2010 Small Business Week Awards. The awards will be presented at SBA’s Small Business Week Awards Dinner next May in Wilmington.

The awards recognize Delaware’s outstanding small business owners and champions in the following categories: Small Business Person of the Year, Young Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Exporter, Family-Owned Small Business of the Year, Women in Business Champion, Veterans Small Business Champion, Minority Small Business Champion, Financial Services Champion, and Home-Based Business Champion.

“SBA’s Small Business Week awards are the most prestigious awards in the nation recognizing small business success,” said Jayne Armstrong, “The SBA is proud to honor small business owners and their champions for their contributions to Delaware’s economy.”

Anyone is eligible to nominate a small business owner or champion and self-nominations are encouraged and accepted. An independent selection committee will judge the nominations. Following the selection of the state winners, the honorees will be judged at the regional and national levels for additional recognition. The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 13, 2009.