The U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Office is taking nominations for the SBA's annual awards. The 2014 SBA award winners will be announced at a ceremony duringSmall Business Week late this spring. Nominations are open through Dec. 13, 2013, in the following categories:
Small Business Person of the Year
Small Business Exporter of the Year
SBA Young Entrepreneur of the YearFamily-owned Business of the Year Entrepreneurial Successs Award Financial Services Champion of the Year Home-based Business Champion of the Year Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Women in Business Champion of the Year Small Business Development Center Service Excellence Women's Business Center Excellence in Service Award
The 2013 Ohio Small Business Person of the Year was Karri Bass, president & CEO of Illumination Research of Mason, OH. Bass and 53 small-business owner/advocates from across the country were honored at the SBA's National Small Business Week ceremony in Washington D.C. last June.
Contact Shannon Feucht in the SBA COlumbus District office for nomination forms:Shannon.Feucht@sba.gov