PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for the 2019 National Small Business Week Awards, the SBA announced Monday. Nominations are due on Jan. 9 by 3 p.m., and all submissions must be hand delivered to mailed to the nearest SBA office. The Rhode Island District office is located at 380 Westminster St., Suite 511, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903. There are nine Rhode Island District awards, as well as the potential for national award nomination, including Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Exporter for the Year. The following awards will be awarded in the Rhode Island district: Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year Homebased Small Business of the Year Microenterprise of the Year Young Entrepreneur of the Year Small Business Manufacturer of the Year Financial Services Champion … [Read more...] about SBA accepting 2019 Small Business Week Awards nominations
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FORT WAYNE — Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly announced today the 2019 winners of its prestigious Forty Under 40 Awards that honor 40 individuals 39 years of age and younger who go above and beyond at work and in the community to make a difference.These young northeast Indiana professionals were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges from a record-breaking number of entries.“It’s amazing to see how these entrepreneurs are working to make this a better community,” said Lisa Esquivel Long, Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly editor. “I think we have a nice mix of homegrown talent and those who have made Fort Wayne and the region their home. I admire how they are contributing to this community through their hard work and talents. I’m very glad that our new Forty Under 40 Awards format will allow these industrious people to get to know one another and perhaps come up with future collaborations.”Honorees with ties to Steuben County are:• … [Read more...] about Business Weekly names 40 under 40 honorees
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island District of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2019 Rhode Island Small Business Week Award winners Wednesday. This year, Justin Oakley and Michael Vieira, owners of Oakley Home Access LLC, a Narragansett-headquartered company that provides home safety services designed to maximize a client’s mobility, including assessment, recommendations and installation, share the Small Business Person of the Year award. The company said that common services it provides to clients include the installation of adaptive equipment to the home, including stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, grab bars, tub cuts, stairway handrails and custom entrance railings. The company employs 10 people, including Oakley and Vieira, and offers services in Rhode Island and has recently expanded to cover all of Massachusetts. The company was founded in November 2015, opening its first showroom in June 2018 in Narragansett. The company also now has a Walpole, Mass., … [Read more...] about SBA announces 2019 Rhode Island Small Business Week Award winners
Whether you’re a small business owner or a small business supporter, this upcoming week is for you. National Small Business Week is scheduled for May 5 to 11. The event, which recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, has been around for more than 50 years. Nationwide, more than half of Americans either ... … [Read more...] about National Small Business Week starts May 5. How does Idaho rank?
The Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week had humble beginnings. Seven years ago, the Better Business Bureau and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center partnered to bring a] 100-person event to Colorado Springs. This year’s 7th Annual Small Business Week will attract an expected 5,000 people from Sunday, May 5, through Thursday, May 9, […] … [Read more...] about Small Business Week honors local entrepreneurs