WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Small Business Week 2016 kicks off next month, May 1-2, with an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. where national award winners including the naming of this year's national Small Business Person of the Year will be recognized and awarded for their achievements.
This year's theme is "Dream Big, Start Small." National Small Business Week is being held from May 1-7, and is an annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation's top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions.
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will host all the awardees at the national awards ceremony and events. The rest of the week she will be traveling across the country promoting and attending numerous events recognizing the tremendous contributions of small businesses, women entrepreneurs, millennial entrepreneurs, immigrant entrepreneurs and veterans.
Every year, National Small Business Week is made possible thanks in part to the support of cosponsors. Our presenting sponsor this year is Chase for Business along with our Gold, Silver and Bronze level sponsors who provide the resources to make this recognition week possible.
The below companies have joined forces with SBA to help celebrate National Small Business Week 2016:
Chase for Business
Gold Level Sponsor
Silver Level Sponsors
Bronze Level Sponsors
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL)
Events throughout the week will be live-streamed on SBA's website. Make sure to check in during the event for live social media engagement, using the hashtag #DreamSmallBiz. For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek
About the Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov
Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2016 SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. SCORE is partially funded by SBA Cooperative Agreement No. SBAHQ-14-S-0001.
Release Number: 16-24
Contact: Terry Sutherland (202) 205-6919
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration