SBA seeks ’07 award nominations

The Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for the 2007 New Hampshire Small Business Person of the Year award and other small business champion honors.

“Our awardees are honored both locally and nationally,” said William K. Phillips, SBA’s New Hampshire district director. “This is a great opportunity for employees to recognize and nominate the owner of the business they work for; or for chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, banks and civic organizations to nominate deserving individuals in their community to be recognized for their entrepreneurial achievements, small business advocacy and contributions to the local economy.”

Besides the Small Business Person of the Year, the SBA also recognizes the accomplishments of individuals or organizations dedicated to supporting small businesses. Awards include: Women in Business; Minority; Veteran; Financial Services; Home-based Business; and Small Business Journalist.

In addition, the SBA honors successful small business owners under age 30 with its SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year award; and recognizes a Family-Owned Small Business of the Year, which honors a family owned and operated business which has been passed from one generation to another with at least a 15-year track record.

A Woman Business Owner of the Year is also presented, along with a Small Business Exporter of the Year award.

Winners in all categories will be honored at a “Salute to Small Business” luncheon held in New Hampshire in May 2007.

Deadline for nominations is Nov. 21.

For more information, contact Amy Bassett at SBA’s Concord office, 603-225-1606;

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