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It’s not too late to nominate an amazing business owner who deserves recognition – the nomination deadline is 12 p.m. PT, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022

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 GuideDownload Adobe Reader to read this link content and the National Small Business Week 2022 Award Nominations Guidelines 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.

Step3: 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

Deadline and Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submitting a full nomination package is: 12 p.m. PT, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. All nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the Seattle District Office BOX account.


Contact Desiree Albrecht at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or (202) 836-0662. 

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