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The 55th Annual SBA Small Business Week Awards
In 1963, the President of the United States issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business and they create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners and others. Everyday they’re working to grow small business, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.
We invite you to join us at the 2017 Small Business Awards on Friday May 11th, 2018 At the DISNEYLAND HOTEL GRAND BALLROOM 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
What are you supporting
Honorees span a variety of industries to include manufacturing, retailing, professional services, information technology, bioengineering and food, in addition to business and community organizations.
What are you supporting
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. This year marks the 30th 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 29 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.
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.
Your efforts will help the OCHCEF which provides programs, speakers, mentors, partnerships, resources and scholarship dollars for the Orange County Hispanic Youth Chamber (OCHYCC) and High School Career Clubs.