The Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for Small-Business Persons and Advocates of the Year to be honored during National Small-Business Week May 7-13. Utah winners will go on to compete with winners from other states.

The theme for this year's program is "Small Business is America's Future." Small-business advocates in accounting, financial services, media, minority, veteran and women in business categories will be honored.The Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce is collecting nominations to submit to the SBA in behalf of Utah Valley businesses. Deadline to submit nominations to the chamber is Nov. 23.

Nominations for small-business person must include information on the company's staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales and/or unit volume, current and past financial reports, innovativeness of product or service, response to adversity and contributions to community-oriented projects.