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Small Business Involvement


The mission of the Small Business Council is to promote the role and relevance of small business in SAME through outreach, training, opportunity and recognition.


Small business firms contribute approximately 80 percent of our nation’s job growth. Our entrepreneurial approach fosters innovation, drive and success.  Often considered “renegades,” we are an invaluable asset to our nation’s economy and the military mission.

The SAME Small Business Council is committed to keeping SAME Members informed with the most up–to–date information from the world of small business.  We regularly send out an electronic newsletter (PDF) to help you stay ahead of the latest trends and take advantage of current developments in growth and partnerships.  Be among the best informed in the industry with the latest news from the SAME Small Business Council! Click here for more information on SAME National's Small Business Council

If you are interested in getting more information about Small Business Council activities, or in serving on the SAME-LA Small Business Committee, please send an e-mail with your contact info to:

Italia Gray
RECON Environmental, Inc.
1927 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 308-9333

Small Business Awards

The SAME Small Business Awards is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of small businesses, individuals who advocate for furthering small business interests and large businesses that work to strengthen and support small business.

The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Small Business Awards is Close of Business Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Please review the criteria and nominations information below, and submit by Close of Business. 

All Small Business Awards nominations must be submitted to SAME HQ using our online nomination process. Awards will be presented at the SAME Small Business Conference for DOD Programs being held December 9-11, 2014, at the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Mo.