The nation’s top entrepreneurs will be honored at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week events April 21-25, 2008, in Washington, D.C., and New York City. This year marks the 55th anniversary of the agency, and the 45th annual proclamation of Small Business Week.
Small business owners from across the country will be awarded for their accomplishments as the nation’s leading small businesses. The highlight of events will be the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year.
“Small businesses drive our economy, creating jobs and opportunities for Americans in every community across the country,” said SBA Administrator Steve Preston. “The SBA is very proud of the vital role it plays in enabling America’s entrepreneurs, and we are excited to be able to recognize a few of these great success stories during the week.”
National Small Business Week 2008 will begin with three days of events in Washington, D.C., at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where more than 100 outstanding business owners from across the country will be recognized. In addition to the State Small Business Persons of the Year, men and women involved in disaster recovery, government procurement, small business champions as well as SBA partners in financial and entrepreneurial development will be honored.
In addition to on site events, the SBA will be webcasting all week long. If by chance you can get to one of the locations in person, it should be a great event. You can view the entire week’s schedule here (PDF).
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