It's time to nominate your favorite small-business owner for the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2015 Small Business Awards Week, which is in May.
The SBA is looking for owners and companies that have made "contributions in their local communities, and to our nation's economy," according to a press release.
Contest award categories include:
Small-Business Person of the Year; Small-Business Exporter of the Year; Federal procurement awards: Small-Business Prime Contractor of the Year and Small-Business Subcontractor of the Year; Small-Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation; Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award and Women's Business Center of Excellence Award.
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The deadline for nominations is 3 p.m. Jan. 15.
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