KONA-KOHALA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: SBA Seeks Hawaii’s Top Small Businesses - 2019 SBA Small Business Awards Nominations Now Open


Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Nov. 20.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeking nominations for the prestigious 2019 SBA Small Business Awards for the State of Hawaii. The annual SBA program – honoring small businesses, exporters, entrepreneurs and advocates - continues to be the most competitive, comprehensive and visible awards presented to small businesses in the state and the nation. The deadline to complete and submit a nomination is December 12, 2018.

“SBA has honored the best in the small business community every year since 1963. I’m pleased to add that Hawaii has recognized many of the best, taking the National title several times,” said Jane Sawyer, Hawaii’s District Director for the federal agency. “The awards are competitive and the winners are goal oriented, creative and embody the true spirit of entrepreneurship. While it can be a challenge to compile a winning nomination, it’s extremely rewarding to find how strong, resilient and innovative Hawaii entrepreneurs and small businesses truly are.”

For 2019, SBA Small Business Award categories for the Hawaii District include:

· SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year

· Entrepreneurial Success Award

· Family-Owned Small Business of the Year

· Small Business Exporter of the Year

· SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

· SBA Small Business Advocates of the Year

Any individual or organization may submit a nomination for an SBA Small Business Award. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nomination criteria can be found at the Hawaii SBDC Network website at www.hisbdc.org or by contacting the Hawaii District Office. Completed forms should be submitted to the SBA District Office at 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1-306, no later than December 12, 2018.

For more information, call SBA at 808-541-2990 or email to hawaiisbaawards@sba.gov.

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SOURCE: Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce

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