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Nominations sought for W.Va. small-business person award

November 11, 2012

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Judy K. McCauley, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office, recently announced that nominations are being accepted for West Virginia’s small-business person of the year for 2013.

The award recipient will compete for the national title during National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C., in May. Nominees also are being sought for various other SBA champion and special award categories. The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, Dec. 7.

Small-business person of the year nominees will be judged on a variety of criteria, including staying power, growth in employment and sales, innovation of product or service and evidence of contributions to the community.

Small-business champion awards are presented to those who have used their professional or personal talents to further the public’s understanding and awareness of small business. Candidates must have taken an active role in creating opportunities to promote the interests of small business.

Champion award categories include financial services, home-based business, minority, veteran and women. Special awards include family-owned small business, entrepreneurial success, small business exporter and young entrepreneur.

Nominations may be made by individuals or organizations.

For guidelines and nomination forms, go to www.sba.gov/wv; or contact Rick Haney at 304-623-7449 or by email at richard.haney@sba.gov.

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