The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for the 2017 Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Champion Awards. The small business selected as Mississippi’s Small Business Person of the Year will be recognized and celebrated locally along with many Small Business Champions and will also be invited to attend the national celebration in Washington, DC to compete for the National Small Business Person of the Year award against winners from across the country.
Small Business Champions of the Year award categories are for those who promote small business, including volunteering time and services to small business interests and groups. Champions may or may not be small business owners.
We have many outstanding small businesses and champions who are deserving of this recognition and honor. Please see the attached News Release for additional information and the 2017 Small Business Award Form to submit your nominations. Don’t delay as the January 10 deadline will be upon us before you know it!
Nomination packages for the Small Business Person of the Year and Champion Awards may be mailed or hand delivered to SBA Mississippi-Gulfport Branch Office 2510 14th Street, Suite 103, Gulfport, MS 39501 no later than 4:00pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2017.