Seats still available for SBDC 23rd Annual Small Business awards banquet

Published on: November 11, 2009

There is still time to purchase tickets for the Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center’s 23rd Annual Small Business of the Year awards banquet set for Thursday, Nov. 19.

Five winners – a successful small business from each of the college service areas – will be named and recognized at the banquet.

Each year, the LSC SBDC Advisory Council recognizes successful small businesses that make an impact in the local community. Nominees were gathered from the community and the 15 finalists were selected by members of the advisory committee on the basis of leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, business growth, and contribution to the community. 

The 2009 23rd Annual Small Business of the Year finalists are: from LSC-CyFair – Deborah Hroch & Associates LLC, Deborah Hroch; Peak Financial Group LLC, Janine J. Moore; Unishippers, Joe Nichols; from LSC-Kingwood – Allied Power Mart, Angela Allen; Cherry Designs, Susan Cherry; Extension 19 Answering Service, Andie Szabo; from LSC-Montgomery – Barker Street Gourmet Dog Bakery and Boutique, Jay Kirsch and Frank Ciaccio; The Strong Firm PC, Bret Strong; Xpress Lube, Jeff Early;  from LSC-North Harris – A Dog’s Life Pet Salon & Boutique, Carol Fellbaum; Pizza Zone, Paul and Deborah Gainor; Veterinary Medical Center of Spring, Dr. Karen Gunn and Graham Gunn; and from LSC-Tomball – Chick-fil-A at Tomball, Joseph Piotrowski; Element Payment Services, Leo Corley; and Graco Awards Enterprises, LP, Tom Tucker.

Individual seats for the banquet are $75 and a table sponsor that includes tickets for 10 is only $650. Other sponsorship levels are still available as well. To find out about tickets, please call 832.813.6674.

The LSC SBDC works with existing companies to help them get started, grow and compete in today's global economy. SBDC services are available for companies in every phase of the business life cycle, helping entrepreneurs make sound decisions and succeed. For more information about the SBDC visit http://www.lonestar.edu/sbdc

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 59,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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