Hawaii Small BusinessWritten by Shara Enay On 09 November 2011
Last chance to nominate your favorite small business

Tomorrow is the last day to nominate your favorite company for the Small Business Administration’s 2012 Small Business Awards.

Categories include:
SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year
Entrepreneurial Success Award
Family-Owned Business of the Year
Small Business Exporter
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Minority Small Business Champion Advocacy Award
Women in Business Champion Advocacy Award
Veteran Small Business Champion Advocacy Award
Financial Services Champion Advocacy Award
Home-Based Business Champion Advocacy Award

“SBA’s Annual Awards continues to generate interest and excitement in Hawaii because we discover great stories of innovation, creativity and teamwork focused on excellence,” says SBA District Director Jane Sawyer. “It is inspiring to learn about the positive, proactive measures that many small business owners and entrepreneurs are taking to sustain and grow their businesses, particularly with the tough economic conditions.”

Past SBA winners have included outstanding small companies such as Bale Sandwich and Bakery, Old Lahaina Luau, L&L Drive In, Martin and MacArthur, and Pictures Plus, among others.

Nomination forms with detailed information for each of the 10 award categories can be downloaded at www.hisbdc.org. Completed forms should be submitted to the SBA District Office at 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1-306, by 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 10.  For more information, call SBA at 808-541-2990.

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Shara Enay

Shara Enay is a writer for Hawaii Business magazine. She is a graduate of Kaimuki High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, traveling and watching UH sports.

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