SCRANTON - The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) seeks nominations of local businesswomen for its 11th annual Award for Woman Entrepreneur and Woman of Merit awards. Qualifications for the award include 51% ownership of a legal business for the past three years. Women can nominate themselves or be nominated by others. The Center will announce the winners at a luncheon on Tuesday, October 17. If you would like to see a remarkable, hardworking woman recognized, please contact Donna Simpson at The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center for a nomination packet at 570-941-7588, 800-829-7232, or visit the Web site at www.womanawards.com. The deadline for all nomination packets is July 31.