(June 17, 2013) – The Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center Advisory Council is now seeking nominations from the community for the 27th Annual Small Business of the Year awards.
Each year, members of the LSCS-SBDC Advisory Council recognize successful small businesses that make an impact in the local community and on the economy.
Small business owners will be selected on the basis of leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, business growth and success, and contribution to the community. Three finalists will be selected from each of the six college service areas and ultimately one winner from each college area will be named.
All 18 finalists will be recognized at the 27th Annual Small Business of the Year awards banquet to be held in November. Nominations may be made by individuals, businesses and organizations.
“Successful small business owners represent the core of our area’s economic vitality,” said Sal Mira, executive director of the LSCS-SBDC. “The SBDC is pleased to be able to recognize some of these key small businesses that help keep our economy moving.”
Guidelines and nomination forms are available by visiting sbdc.LoneStar.edu/. Nominations for this year’s awards are due to the SBDC by Aug. 1.
Glea Ramey, of Karlins, Ramey and Tompkins, who is the chair of the SBDC Advisory Council Nominations Committee, said anyone is able to submit names of businesses in the LSCS service area they feel are deserving of this recognition. Ramey also said that organizations such as chambers of commerce are encouraged to nominate businesses.
The LSCS-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 sbdc.LoneStar.edu/
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.