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SBA is Accepting Nominations for 2016 Small Business Week Awards

Thursday, October 08, 2015

 

The United States Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including the Small Business Person of the Year. National Small Business Week has recognized the achievements of America's small business for their contributions to their local communities and the countries economy.

For 2016, the nomination criteria has been simplified, where as in previous years, there were multiple forms, letters and documents required. Now, there is only one form and questionnaire.

All nominations must be submitted by no later than 3 p.m. EST on Monday, January 11th of 2016.

To nominate someone, click here.

The awards will be given at a celebration of National Small Business Week on May 2-6 of 2016.

The awards include the following:
    •    Small Business Person of the Year
    ◦    One from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
    •    Exporter of the Year
    •    Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery

    ◦    Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
    ◦    Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official
    ◦    Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer
    •    Federal Procurement Awards
    ◦    Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
    ◦    Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
    ◦    Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
    ◦    8(a) Graduate of the Year
    •    Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year
    •    Small Business Investment Company of the Year
    •    Awards to SBA Resource Partners

    ◦    Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award
    ◦    Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
    ◦    Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Year


For more information, click here.
 

 

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Grab Some Coffee

Talyta’s Café

20 Front St., Worcester MA

Talyta’s Café has you covered for the most important meal of the day!

Grab some Huevos Rancheros, and egg burrito, or go all out with their breakfast special piled high with home fries, eggs, and toast before you head out to shop your Saturday away.

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Grab a Snack

Bahnan’s International Marketplace

344 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA

Don’t have time to sit down to breakfast? Bahnan’s International Marketplace, Bakery and Café is a family-owned business that offers meat pies, fresh breads and some sweet pastries to grab on the go!

They also have a selection of imported teas and coffees to get your morning started.

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Shop for Dad

Shack’s 

446 Main St., Fitchburg, MA

Get dad the gift of looking like a million bucks with a tailored outfit from Shack’s.

They specialize in men’s fine clothing including sports coats and trousers and tailoring is free with purchase!

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Shop for Mom

The Hidden Jewel

72 Shrewsbury St., Worcester, MA

The Hidden Jewel has beautiful handmade jewelry, apparel for the office and on-the-go, and the best part is most of their wares are made in the US!

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Shop for Someone Special

Mark Gerard’s Therapeutic Massage

21 West St Worcester, MA

Mark Gerard’s Therapeutic Massage offers Reiki, deep Swedish massages, and deep tissue therapy massages to give that special someone in your life some relaxation.

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Shop for a Difficult Buy

Union Music

142 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 

Give that difficult person to buy for in your family the gift of music!

Union Music offers music lessons, instruments, and repairs at their full-service music shop.

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Take a Break

ArtsWorcester 

660 Main Street, Worcester, MA 

ArtsWorcester hosts exhibits from local artists and promotes them to the public.

Admission into the gallery is always free of charge and they sell art that can suit most budgets.

Support local art on Small Business Saturday with ArtsWorcester!

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Grab Some More Lunch

Armsby Abbey

144 Main St, Worcester, MA

Armsby Abbey offers delicious comfort food and a wide selection of Farmstead cheeses to enjoy with their house-baked breads.

Armsby also has delicious sandwiches and soups to warm you up after a blustery shopping day. 

Photo: Armsby Abbey

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Even More Lunch!

Mezcal Tequila Cantina

20 Central St. Leominster, MA

Add some spice to your day at Mezcal Tequila Cantina.

Come for the guacamole and salsa bar and stay for the generously portioned entrees like their Adobo Chicken Enchiladas and Pulled Pork Tostadas!

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Do Something Creative

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA

EcoTarium makes learning science a fun experience.

The museum offers memberships - a great gift idea for the children in your family- and Science Discovery Programs daily.

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Participate in and Event

Small Business Saturday at Annie's Book Shop

Annie's is taking Small Business Saturday to the next level by featuring the Worcester Writers Collaborative, a local organization supporting writers throughout Worcester County, in a collection of readings, signings, and more from 12:00 PM  6:00 PM.

Click here for more information

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Get Some Retail Therapy

Exclusives

39 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA

Exclusives has on-trend fashions for men and women and carries an eclectic selection of music and media!

College students can also save an extra 10% off their purchases. 

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Repair Your Shoes

Central Shoe Repair of  Worcester

37 Mechanic St., Worcester, MA

Central Shoe Repair of Worcester repairs everything from leather soles, boots, high heels and even purses.

Central Shoe Repair will help you keep your fashionable wares in tact! 

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Revitalize Your Space

Rotman's 

725 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 

Need to perk up your living space for the season?

Head into Rotman's where you can find new carpets, furniture, lighting and more. 

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Go Golfing

Auburn Driving Range

541 Southbridge st. Auburn MA 

Get some exercise and test your skills at Auburn Driving Range.

Take lessons to improve your golf game or play for fun, and Ladies' Night is every Saturday with half priced buckets. 

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Get Ready For a Special Occassion

Isaac's Alterations

63 Auburn St., Auburn, MA

Isaac's Alterations offers a wide selection of dresses for your next wedding, birthday celebration, or  formal event.

They also offer alterations, show and handbag repair on site to keep you looking your best!

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Relax Your Body and Mind

Yoga Mandala

750 Main St, Winchester, MA 

Yoga Mandala offers yoga courses for yogis of all ages and abilities.

Choose from “Core Strengthening and Conditioning” or Barre- inspired courses or purchase a package for someone on your Christmas list!

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Grab a Drink

Compass Tavern

90 Harding St., Worcester, MA

Grab a locally crafted beer or seasonal cocktail at The Compass Tavern.

The tavern is home to the largest bar in Worcester - seating 48 at any given time.

Grab some food and begin your weekend at Compass Tavern! 

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Feed Your Sweet Tooth

La Patisserie

30 Church St., Winchester, MA 

Feed your sweet tooth with a decadent dessert at La Patisserie.

Grab a red velvet cupcake, éclair or lemon bar and treat yourself after a busy shopping day. 

Photo: La Patisserie

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Watch the Game

Whiskey on Water 

97 Water St, Worcester

Looking for that perfect place to watch the big football games over the weekend. Whiskey on Water is exactly where you want to be. 

Their 32-tap system will feature Worcester largest selection of local and craft and bottled beer. Food will continuously evolve with New England’s first rotating food truck service.

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Grab A Late Night Snack

The Banner Bar and Grille

112 Green Street, Worcester

The Banner Bar and Grille is one of the best spots around to get late-night post-bar favorites like nachos piled high with chicken or chili, wings, and melty quesadillas.

The Banner also features music from local DJs every weekend night so you can have your snake and get some entertainment!

 
 

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