America’s small business owners have improved the lives of countless people throughout the world. Through their ingenuity and innovation, they’ve fueled our nation’s prosperity and continue to create the majority of net new jobs. Today’s honorees possess an undeniable entrepreneurial spirit and they are truly deserving of our recognition.
54th Annual Small Business Week Awards
29 Years as the Santa Ana District Office
This year marks the 28th year of outstanding service by the Santa Ana District Office. Prior to 1988, what is now known as the Santa Ana District Office was actually a satellite office of the Los Angeles District Office. With the tremendous growth in population, both in terms of people and businesses, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties warranted their own district office. During the past 28 years, the Santa Ana District Office has guaranteed billions of dollars in loans, helped thousands of small businesses compete for Federal Government contracts and counseled & trained innumerable entrepreneurs through its network of resource partners: SCORE, Small Business Development Centers and Women’s Business Centers.
What are we celebrating?
The SBA requests nomination packages for entrepreneurs and champions in various categories. These nominations are then reviewed by an independent panel of judges from which the district winners are selected.
What are we celebrating?
Winners at the district level go on to compete at the Regional level, which encompasses California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Guam. Regional winners then vie for National honors as part of the National Small Business Week festivities in Washington, D.C. The State of California is unique because there are six district offices in the state and the Small Business Person of the Year and the Centers of Excellence must be selected as District and State winners before representing California in National Small Business Week.
Small Business Week, 2017 Direct from: www.whitehouse.gov – – – – – – – By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During Small Business Week, we celebrate our Nation’s small business owners, whose entrepreneurship and hard work bring jobs and prosperity to our communities. Small business owners embody the American pioneering...
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