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SBA extends nomination deadline

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The Small Business Administration will extend the deadline for nominations for the 2013 West Virginia Small Business Person of the Year.

Judy McCauley, director of the SBA's West Virginia District office, said the deadline has been pushed back to Jan. 3, giving nominators an additional four weeks to submit their picks.

"We have received a lot of interest in the awards nomination process the past week and have decided to extend the deadline until the first of the year," McCauley said. "That gives an additional four weeks for nominators to put together strong nomination packages in all the award categories."


Nominations for all awards now must be received in the West Virginia District Office by close of business Thursday, Jan. 3. The award recipients will be recognized at the annual West Virginia Small Business Week Awards Celebration scheduled for May of 2013 with the Small Business Person of the Year recipient traveling to Washington, D.C., for the National Award competition. Nominations can be submitted by any individual or organization.  

Small Business Champion awards are selected from individuals or organizations that promote small business, volunteer time and services to small business interest groups, advocate the cause of small business through legislation, or use their professional expertise to assist small business owners. Champions may or may not be small business owners.


Champion award categories include: Financial Services, Home-Based Business, Minority, Veteran and Women. Special awards include: Family-Owned Small Business, Entrepreneurial  

Nomination information can be found under the Resources from Our Office section on the SBA's West Virginia District Office web page at or by contacting Rick Haney at 304-623-7449 or by email at

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