CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Running a small business can sometimes feel like a thankless job, but there is one way West Virginians can show their appreciation for their favorite small business: nominate them for an award.
The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office is working with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office to promote the agency’s 2016 Small Business Week Award nomination process.
The deadline for both national and district nominations is 3 p.m. Jan. 11.
“Across the state, we support small businesses in our communities and this is just another way to recognize our incredibly hard-working friends and neighbors and show our appreciation,” Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant said. “I’m happy to support this effort every year and hope that West Virginians will take the time to submit a nomination.”
West Virginians can make nominations in the following categories:
- Small Business Person of the Year (National)
- Exporter of the Year (National)
- West Virginia Young Entrepreneur of the Year
- West Virginia Encore Entrepreneur of the Year
- West Virginia Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
- West Virginia Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
- West Virginia Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
- West Virginia Business Champion of the Year
The nominations must be submitted to the Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office. It is located at 320 West Pike Street, Suite 330, Clarksburg, WV 26301.
More information is available at http://awards.sba.gov and www.sba.gov/wv.