About National Small Business Week
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced National Small Business Week will be held Sept. 22-24, 2020. Originally slated for May 3-9, the annual celebration was postponed as a result of the widespread impacts caused by COVID-19.
For more than 50 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
This year, in particular, is one unlike the half a century that has come before. The country is facing unique challenges, but American small businesses continue to play a central role in building a strong country, prepared for whatever challenges we face in the future.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.
Wyoming’s Top Small Businesses to be Honored During Virtual Event
“Wyoming’s Small Businesses, including this year’s National Small Business Week winners, have done an incredible job adapting to the challenges they’ve faced this past year,” said Amy Lea, District Director, SBA Wyoming District Office. “The SBA, Wyoming SBDC Network and Wyoming Business Council remain committed to our state’s small business recovery efforts and applaud our entrepreneurs for their toughness and determination during these unprecedented times.”
SBA Wyoming District Office staff, in partnership with the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) and the Wyoming Business Council, will honor the following businesses during a webinar on Sept. 22, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., MT:
- Wyoming Small Business Persons of the Year – Brady Lewis and team, WWC Engineering, Sheridan, Wyo.
- Wyoming Exporter of the Year – Aiden and Jesse Emilo, Rex Specs, Jackson, Wyo.
- Spirit of Wyoming Award – Amber Pollock and family, Backwards Distilling, Casper, Wyo.
Wyoming State Auditor Kristi Racines, Wyoming Business Council CEO Josh Dorrell and Wyoming SBDC State Director Jill Kline are scheduled to give remarks during the event.
The virtual awards ceremony will be open to the public. Those who wish to attend may register by clicking here.