Nominations open for SBA award

Statewide recognition and an invitation to Washington, D.C., await next year’s Washington State Small Business Person of the Year. 

Candidates for Small Business Person of the Year must meet criteria that includes staying power, growth in employment, increase in sales, innovation, response to adversity, and community contributions. 

It is not necessary for the nominee to have received SBA assistance.
The nomination form is available for downloading at: – or by calling or e-mailing Roger Hopkins at 206/553-7082 or via e-mail at

The nomination deadline for the U.S. Small Business Administration award is 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21.