Manchester - 3rd Annual Manchester Small Business Week

Opens Nominations for Mayor’s Small Business Awards 

Manchester, NH – Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas in conjunction with the Manchester Economic Development Office (MEDO) will host the 3rd Annual Manchester Small Business Week presented by Citizens Bank beginning Monday, May 20th through Friday, May 24th.  This week long event will feature programs and events targeted at providing small business owners with the information, resources and tools needed to be successful.  “We are excited to continue this tradition of celebrating small business here in Manchester during National Small Business Week and we are committed to helping owners achieve and maintain success,” began Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.  Program topics will include financing, marketing, trade, healthcare, educational and networking events.

Nominations for the Mayor’s Small Business Awards sponsored by Comcast Business Class are officially open.  The Mayor’s Awards will honor Manchester small businesses in three separate categories: Growth, Innovation and Community Service.  Gatsas continued, “Manchester is home to thousands of small businesses, many of which are growing, expanding and implementing innovative business practices that help their business succeed.  This award gives the City the opportunity to recognize those unique small businesses which are vital to our cities economy.” 

To nominate a company please visit for a nomination form.  Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 1st.  Two finalists from each category will be chosen and featured in the May issue of New Hampshire Business Magazine and the winners will be recognized during an Awards Recognition Breakfast on Friday, May 24th at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. 

For more information about the Manchester Small Business Week or to become involved please contact Chris Wellington, Economic Development Office, at 603-624-6505 or visit