SBA: National Small Business Week Kicks Off in Washington, D.C. April 30 – May 1

WASHINGTON – Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be the keynote speaker to kick off the first leg of the 2017 National Small Business Week events in Washington, D.C. on April 30 and May 1.  Small businesses, industry leaders and other award winners from around the country will converge on D.C. to receive awards in 15 different categories ranging from exporting, outreach, contracting, lending, disaster recovery to manufacturing and research and development.

At the conclusion of Monday’s awards ceremony Vice President Mike Pence will address all awardees.

Last month, McMahon announced the Small Business Person of the Year state and territorial winners who will compete for the 2017 National Small Business Person of the Year.  The National Small Business Person of the Year and three runners-up will be announced at the awards ceremony on Monday, May 1.

Media are invited to attend all events.  Speakers and awardees will be made available for interviews.

All events will be livestreamed to www.sba.gov/nsbw. To follow along on social media use #SmallBusinessWeek.

Sunday, April 30

WHAT: 2017 NSBW Opening Awards Ceremony

WHEN: 6:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

WHO: SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will take the stage for her very first National Small Business Week event at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. SBA will honor individuals in the following award categories:

HOW: Press must register for this event. Click here to register.

Monday, May 1

WHAT: 2017 NSBW Awards Luncheon

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

WHO: SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will award the National Small Business Person of the Year and three runners-up and recognize individuals in the following award categories:

HOW: Press must register for this event. Click here to register.

WHO: Vice President Mike Pence Addresses NSBW Awardees

WHEN: 3-3:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

HOW: Press must register for this event. Click here to register.

** Note – Television cameras must be at USIP no later than 6:30 a.m. (Monday, May 1). An option is to have them dropped off and secured Sunday evening (Sunday, April 30) between 5-8 p.m.**

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