Small Business Week to Be Held in Washington

Small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the country will be honored for their accomplishments as the nation’s leading small businesses at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week May 23-25, in Washington, D.C. The highlight will be the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year.

National Small Business Week 2010 will begin with three days of events in Washington, D.C., at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where more than 100 outstanding business owners from across the country will be recognized. In addition to the State Small Business Persons of the Year, individuals involved in disaster recovery, government procurement, small business champions, as well as SBA partners in financial and entrepreneurial development will be honored.

Highlights of the event this year include: the Keynote speech by SBA Administrator Karen Mills; a town hall discussion on how small businesses are driving America’s economy; and a series of executive panel forums on Innovation, Exporting and Social Media.

Individuals also will be recognized for their involvement in government contracting, and their support for small businesses and entrepreneurship. Awards also will be presented to SBA partners in financial and entrepreneurial development, including best SCORE Chapter, Small Business Development Center and Women’s Business Center during 2009.

Small Business Week award winners will meet with top agency officials, congressional representatives and national business leaders. The State Small Business Award Winners and recipients of the Champion and other Entrepreneurial awards are nominated by local trade associations, chambers of commerce and business organizations and government agencies.

Interested parties can register online at www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com where additional information is available. The event will also be webcast live at the website.

 

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