Nominations sought for SBA awards

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 11 for awards presented as part of the 2022 National Small Business Week.

The U.S. Small Business Administration presents the awards to recognize businesses for their achievements and contributions to their communities.

Nominations must be submitted electronically by 1 p.m. Jan. 11. Awards will be presented during a ceremony set for the first week in May.

A business and owner from each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands will be recognized as small business persons of the year. Those winners will turn compete for the national small business person of the year award.

Awards also will be presented for small business disaster recovery, including public officials and volunteers involved with recovery efforts.

Federal procurement awards will be presented to prime contractors and subcontractors.

Additional awards will be presented to SBA resource partners, including Small Business Development Centers, women’s and veterans centers and investment companies.

Nominations, criteria and guidelines are available online at