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Utah District Office -Dec. 2, 2022

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Last Call for Small Business Award Nominations

Nominations for National Small Business Week Awards are due on Thursday, December 8th at 1:00 PM MST


Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.


Utah District Small Business Week Award Categories:


  • Small Business Person of the Year (National and District Awards)
  • Small Business Exporter (National and District Awards)
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year (National and District Awards)
  • Utah Rural Business of the Year (District Award Only)
  • Veteran-owned Small Business of the Year (District Award Only)
  • Women-owned Small Business of the Year (District Award Only)


“One of the best parts of working with small businesses is taking a moment and recognizing all the hard work the business-owner has put in,” said Marla Trollan, SBA Utah District Director. “This year we were able to see Utah businesses receive state, regional, and national level awards. We are proud of what the small businesses in Utah are doing for our economy and their local communities and hope others will take a moment to nominate them for a 2023 SBA Small Business Award.”


Visit the SBA’s dedicated website at www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a national nomination.  


Questions About Nominations

Join our NSBW Award Nominations Open Office Hours Tuesday, December 6th at 9:00 A.M. or email Jackie Hobson at jackie.hobson@sba.gov

Join NSBW Award Nomination Open Office Hours from on your computer, mobile app or room device

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Meeting ID: 219 058 288 312 Passcode: 3BdYny

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SBA Press Releases 


Statement from the U.S. Small Business Administration on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (sba.gov)


Deadline Approaching in Utah for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Drought


Administrator Guzman Announces Path Forward for Veteran Small Business Certification Program (sba.gov)



 Utah Business Bridge

Webinar: Jan. 19, 2023 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am 


The Utah Business Bridge is a virtual networking series sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and the Utah Small Business Administration. At this quarterly event series, attendees will learn about small business resources available throughout the state.

This Quarter’s Topic:

Launching a Business

Register Here


For Additional Trainings and Events Please Check out the SBA Utah District Calendar


Utah District Calendar



Free Local Business Counseling through SBA’s Resource Partners



Serving Utah with 13 locations across the state. Visit the Utah SBDC’s website  to schedule an appointment with an experienced business counselor. 





The WBC of Utah has locations in Salt Lake City and Cedar City, they also provide virtual mentoring making it easy to access a counselor regardless of what county you live in.  Visit the WBC of Utah’s website to schedule an appointment. 





SCORE provides free business mentoring through volunteered retired executives. They are focused on creating a vibrant small business community through mentoring and education. Visit their website for more info. 



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District Offce


Marla Trollan, District Director
marla.trollan@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209 (c) 385-218-1995

John Gygi, Deputy District Director

john.gygi@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209 (c) 801-889-6170

Karl Wernick, Lender Relations Specialist
karl.wernick@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209 (c) 385-355-5815

Don MacMillan, Lender Relations Specialist
donald.macmillan@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209 (c) 385-429-8627

Jackie Hobson, Outreach and Marketing Specialist     jackie.hobson@sba.gov, (0) 801-524-3209 (c) 435-632-0355

Cheryl Richens, Administrative Officer
cheryl.richens@sba.gov, (o) 801-524-3209

Scott Carlson, Business Opportunity Specialist        scott.carlson@sba.gov, (c) 801-657-1371