Updates for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

8th Annual Small Business Week Awards Luncheon (Postponed)

Due to COVID-19, we're postponing the awards ceremony. We look forward to releasing details - including the new date - soon! Carolina Small Business will host the 8th Annual Small Business Week Awards Luncheon. More than 250 entrepreneurs, business leaders, resource partners, and community organizations will come together at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center to celebrate the impact and success of our state's small businesses. The theme of this year's event is Celebrating a Bright Future.

The luncheon is a chance to shine the spotlight on Main Street businesses for their contributions as job creators and economic drivers in North Carolina. Seating is limited.

At 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served during the awards ceremony. To recognize entrepreneurs for their accomplishments, the following awards will be presented:

Prior to the luncheon, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., Carolina Small Business will offer five concurrent small business workshops to choose from, at no cost. Attendees will have the chance to learn in expert presentations on these topics:

You may choose to attend workshops without attending the luncheon itself. Following the workshops, those in attendance will have the opportunity to network and learn about small business resources in the vendor gallery. Then lunch and the awards ceremony will commence.