This is the 34th Maryland Small Business Week Awards!

About the Program

In recognition of the small business community’s contributions to the American economy and society, the President of the United States designates one week each year as National Small Business Week. This year, National Small Business Week is April 29- May 5, 2018.

In the run-up to the spring event, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in partnership with public and private sector small business supporters, will co-sponsor special events honoring the nation’s entrepreneurs at the local, state and national level.

The highlight of the National Small Business Week is the presentation of the awards spotlighting the outstanding contributions of small business persons and advocates at the district, state and national levels. The Annual Maryland SBA Small Business Breakfast is the SBA Baltimore District’s premier event designating the district level winners for National Small Business Week.

This year, there are fifteen award categories for the Maryland SBA award nominations. Nominations for each award category must meet certain qualifying criteria set forth by the U.S. Small Business Administration in order to be considered. Nomination packages must be prepared and submitted in November in accordance with the category criteria.

We are a 501(C)(6) Nonprofit organization.

Ed Podowski, Chairman of the Awards Committee



  • (443) 848-7025
  • 100 South Charles Street, Ste. 1201
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201

SBA’s participation is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact Rachel Howard at (410) 244-3337. Co-sponsorship agreement #18-0373-38

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