The Small Business Administration has been celebrating small business week.
Wednesday, the SBA West Virginia District Office held its awards luncheon in Fairmont.
Awards were given out for categories including family owned small business of the year, woman owned small business of the year and young entrepreneur of the year.
“Small businesses are the engine of the economy and it’s so important to highlight all that the small businesses, and the entrepreneurs do for the community. Really small businesses give back to the community not only in jobs but they support the community as a whole. They give back, they support little league teams and it really is the backbone of the community and the backbone of the nation,” said SBA Regional Administrator Michelle Christian.