> Call For Nominations - 2022 Small Business Awards

Call For Nominations - 2022 Small Business Awards

Call For Nominations - 2022 Small Business Awards
For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. The SBA Connecticut District Office is accepting nominations for its 2022 small business awards. These annual awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and Connecticut’s economy.

Award nominations are open through January 11, 2022 at 3pm EST. The 2022 award guidelines and forms are available at www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards. All nominations must be submitted virtually to the Connecticut District office via the point of contact Box.com accounts located at www.sba.gov/nsbw.

The categories are as follows:

Small Business Person of the Year
Criteria: Individual or partners who own a small business, which has increased sales, profits and employees, and have been in business for three years. Business must have received Small Business Administration assistance.

Exporting Small Business of the Year
Criteria: Small business which has increased sales, profits and/or employees due to exporting and been in business for three years.

Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
Criteria: Small business must be family-owned for at least 15 years and ownership has transitioned to another generation.

Manufacturer of the Year
Criteria: Including but not limited to expansion, exporting, addition of territories, or growth in square footage occupied. Growth in number of employees over the last three years. Increase in sales, net profit, and net worth for calendar years.

Microenterprise of the Year
Criteria: Individual or partners who own a microenterprise with five or less employees, received SBA assistance and have been in business for three years.

Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
Criteria: Small business at least 51% owned by an ethnic minority, which has been in business for three years.

Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
Criteria: Small business at least 51% owned by a veteran of U.S. armed forces, which has been in business for three years.

Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
Criteria: Small business at least 51% owned by a woman, which has been in business for three years.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Criteria: Individual or partners who own a small business, are under 30, and have been in business for three years.

Financial Services Champion
Any individual who assists small businesses through advocacy to increase usefulness and availability of accounting or financial services.Outside of regular business duties, the amount and quality of assistance given small businesses in obtaining financing. Advocacy of changes in the financial services industry to assist small firms.

For more information about the nominations, email moraima.gutierrez@sba.gov.


U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Small Business Administration
Contact: Moraima Gutierrez
280 Trumbull St Second Fl | 18602404700
Hartford, CT 06103
http://www.sba.gov/ct
tanisha.baptiste@sba.gov


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First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jun 11 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jun 12 at Windsor Train Station Studios
WAC Portrait Painting Workshop
Jun 12 at WAC Train Station Studios
Intermediate II Art for Adults
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First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jun 18 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jun 18 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
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Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jun 19 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Intermediate II Art for Adults
Jun 20 at Windsor Train Station Studios
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Jun 20 at Windsor Senior Center
Programs Committee Mtg
Jun 20 at online
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Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 21 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
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First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
May Business After Hours
May 25 at Windsor Chamber of Commerce office, 261 Broad Street
38th Annual Chamber Cares Auction
Jun 10 at Mill Brook Clubhouse, 147 Pigeon Hill Road
Board of Directors Mtg
Jun 14 at online
Programs Committee Mtg
Jun 20 at online
May Business After Hours
May 25 at Windsor Chamber of Commerce office, 261 Broad Street
WAC Exhibit
May 25 at Windsor Art Center
May Business After Hours
May 25 at Windsor Chamber of Commerce office, 261 Broad Street
WAC Exhibit
May 25 at Windsor Art Center
Advanced Adult Art
May 26 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Book Buzz Event
May 26 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Monthly Veteran's Coffee Hour
May 26 at Senior Center Cafe
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
May 28 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Snap Back Fitness Boxing
May 28 at Stony Hill School
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
May 29 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Intermediate II Art for Adults
May 30 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 31 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
WAC Exhibit
May 25 at Windsor Art Center
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
May 28 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Snap Back Fitness Boxing
May 28 at Stony Hill School
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
May 29 at Windsor Train Station Studios