District Seeks Nominations for 2022 National Small Business Week Awards

U.S. Small Business Administration

If you or someone you know has what it takes to become America’s “Small Business Person of the Year,” the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) wants to hear from you.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the SBA Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands District are accepting nominations for national and local awards to be presented as part of National Small Business Week 2022, including the coveted Small Business Person of the Year award.

To submit a nomination, visit SBA’s dedicated website www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria and guidelines.

Nominations are being accepted for:

Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands District Small Business Week Categories:

Small Businessperson of the Year

Small Business Exporter of the Year

Local Awards:

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year

Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Family-Owned Business of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

(Use SBA Form 3315 for local award nominations only)

“National Small Business Week celebrates entrepreneurs, especially those who have excelled under difficulties throughout the past two years. I encourage all small businesses to apply to share their story of resiliency, retooling and recovery. By recognizing our U.S. Virgin Islands small businesses, we encourage growth in our entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said SBA District Director Josue E. Rivera.

All nominations must be received by the district office by electronic submission to the district’s www.Box.com account only no later 3 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2022.  Award winners who have previously won an award cannot be considered for a period of three years.

To obtain information or receive a copy of the National/Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands District Office Nomination Guidelines, contact PuertoRico_DO@sba.gov and/or visit Puerto Rico & USVI DO NSBW supplemental memorandum (www.sba.gov)