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  • Pima County Small Business Commission accepting nominations for 2015 Small Business of the Year Award

    Aug 20, 2015 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Small Business Commission is accepting nominations for 2015 Small Business of the Year Awards. The Commission will present awards to an urban small business and a rural small business.

    Nominees for the urban small business winner must be from within the Tucson city limits. Nominees for the rural small business must be from a rural or small community, or any municipality outside the city of Tucson. Each winner will receive a $500 prize.

    Nominees must:
    • Be located in Pima County (may be a branch or division of a larger company).
    • Have manager or owner who lives in Pima County.
    • Employ fewer than 100 employees.
    • Have been in operation for two or more years.
    Download the nomination form.

    Completed nomination forms and support material must be submitted by mail, fax or email by 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 to:

    Aurora Hernandez, Project Assistant
    Pima County Small Business Commission
    33 N. Stone Ave., Suite 830
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    Phone: 520-724-7356
    Fax: 520-724-7358
    For more information, please contact commission member Lucretia Free at 520-490-0654 or

    Past winners of the Small Business of the Year Award:
    • 2010: Microbusiness Advancement Center 
    • 2011: Gasoline Alley, an automobile repair and restoration business in Green Valley
    • 2012: Joint Technical Education District 
    • 2013: Rural Award - Ajo Transportation; Urban award - Casa de los Niño’s Thrift store 
    • 2014: Rural Award - Golden Goose Thrift Store in Catalina; Urban Award - The Planning Center
    The Pima County Small Business Commission is comprised of small business owners or managers who represent the business community throughout Pima County. The mission of the SBC is to be a “voice for small business” to County elected officials and staff. For more information, please visit the Small Business Commission's webpage