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  • Nominations sought for 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards

    May 16, 2014 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Small Business Commission is accepting nominations for 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards.

    Awards will be given to an urban small business and a rural small business. The urban small business winner will be located within the Tucson city limits. The rural small business winner will be in a rural or small community or any city or town outside the city of Tucson.

    The awards are sponsored by the Pima County Small Business Commission, and each winner will receive a $500 prize. Funding for the $500 rural prize is provided by Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson, District 3, and funding for the $500 urban prize is provided by the Pima County Economic Development and Tourism Department.

    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.

    The nomination form is attached. Please submit the completed form and support material by mail, fax or email by 5 p.m. Monday, June 16, to:
    Aurora Hernandez, Project Assistant
    Pima County Small Business Commission
    33 N. Stone Ave., Suite 830
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    E-mail: aurora.hernandez@pima.gov
    Phone: 520-724-7356 Fax: 520-724-7358

    For more information, please contact commission member Edie Lake at 520-399-1302.

    The Small Business of the Year Award was presented to the Microbusiness Advancement Center in 2010; to Gasoline Alley, an automobile repair and restoration business in Green Valley, in 2011; to the Joint Technical Education District in 2012; and to Casa de los Niños and Ajo Transportation in 2013.

    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. Visit the Commission website for more information.