SBA Accepting 2012 Small Business Award Nominations

SBA’s Michigan District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2013 Small Business Awards. Winners will be honored at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business event on May 2, 2013. The Michigan Small Business Person of the Year will be in contention for the National Small Business Person of the Year award selected at the Small Business Week event in Washington.

You may submit a preliminary nomination letter to the Michigan District Office via email. Your letter should include the company’s number of employees, annual sales in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and the North American Industrial Classification code. Click here to find your NAIC code for the business you are nominating. Address some of the evaluation criteria for the award category listed below. SBA size standards apply in defining a business as small. Only individuals who own and operate or bear principal responsibility for operating a small business are eligible. Click here for more information on SBA size standards.

Email your nomination letter to by Friday, Nov. 23. If you have questions, email June or call her (313) 226-6075, ext. 274. Those who advance to the final selection stage will be asked for a complete nomination packet and given information on how to apply online or via email. 

The awards include Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter of the Year, SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business, Veteran Owned Small Business, Innovation Award and Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.

Submissions to Monitor may be emailed. Bryan Laviolette is the editor of Monitor. Contact him by email or call (800) 262-6285, ext. 233. The newsletter of the Michigan Credit Union League is published Monday mornings or Tuesday mornings when Monday is a holiday. There is no Monitor the week after Christmas and the week after the Annual Convention and Exposition. The MCUL reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity and space.
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