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Nominate Businesses for Recognition During National Small Business Week

Updated: Jan 31, 2022

Nominations for 2022 awards are now open. Deadline to submit is January 11, 2022 at 3pm ET.



With the new year beginning, we have the opportunity to recognize small businesses in our community through our 2022 National Small Business Week awards!

Your help is needed to find the best of the best small businesses! SBA employees can't nominate businesses for awards and many business owners are too humble to self-nominate for an award. This is where you fit in, we rely heavily on our partners and lenders within the small business ecosystem to nominate small businesses that do outstanding things everyday in our local communities.

Award Categories

The SBA Seattle District Office invites you to nominate a local small business and/or individual or organization to be considered for recognition for one of the following awards:

  • Small Business Person of the Year

  • Exporter of the Year

  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year

  • Rural Small Business of the Year

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year

How to Nominate

Step 1: Review the nomination criteria Start by reviewing the Seattle District Office 2022 Supplemental Award Nominations Guide on our local website and the National Small Business Week 2022 Award Nominations Guidelines on the national website for award categories, nomination criteria and detailed submission instructions.

Step 2: Gather and complete the required forms All forms can be downloaded from the National Small Business Week website. Refer to the nomination guidelines to determine which forms to submit.

Step 3: Submit your completed nomination electronically Submissions must be uploaded to the Seattle District Office BOX account.

Step 4: Watch your email for communication regarding your nomination


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