Illinois SBA seeks nominees for small business awards


The Illinois District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting nominations for the 2023 National Small Week Awards for businesses and organizations throughout the entire state of Illinois.

The awards include the Annual Small Business Person of the Year Award, Small Business Exporter of the Year, and 8(a) SBA Graduate of the Year.

Visit SBA’s dedicated website at to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a national nomination. 

The SBA awards are given in celebration of National and District Small Business Week and are presented both on national and district level. Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week in May 2023.

The Illinois District Office must receive all nominations electronically at no later than 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

For more information, contact Mark Ferguson at 

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