Self-Nominations Encouraged for SBA Small Business Awards

The Alaska District office of the US Small Business Administration is accepting applications through March 30 in five award categories: veteran-owned, rural business, woman-owned business, micro business and small business champion.

Applicants for veteran-owned and rural businesses must show demonstrated success and contribution to their community.

Women-owned small business must be owned at 51 percent or more by a woman, show demonstrated success and contributions to their community.

Competition for the micro business award is open to businesses with fewer than five employees who have overcome extraordinary obstacles to succeed.

Applicants for the small business champion award must demonstrate that their contribution resulted in business start-up or expansion, job creation and increased revenues.

Businesses are encouraged by SBA Alaska to self-nominate.

All nominations must be submitted via email by 11:59 p.m. Alaska Time.

Details and applications are available online at, or by contacting the SBA Alaska District Office at or 1-907-271-4022.