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2019 SBA San Antonio District Small Business Week Announced

Release Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019
Release Number: 
Nina Ramon | 210-403-5900

SAN ANTONIO – The SBA San Antonio District Office is pleased to announce the 2019 District Small Business Week winners. This year’s National Small Business Week is scheduled for May 5 -11, 2019.

This year, in partnership with the UTSA Institute for Economic Development and South-West Texas Border (SWTXB) SBDC Network, the SBA San Antonio District Office will recognize top entrepreneurs for their achievements to include those individuals and individuals who champion small business. 

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 8 at the Magnolia Halle in San Antonio Texas.

This year’s San Antonio District Small Business Week winners are:

Small Business Person of the Year

Jae Kim


Austin Texas


Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Center Award

Texas A&M International University Small Business Development Center

Laredo, Texas


Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year

Texas Lonestar Collision LLC

San Angelo, Texas


Women-Owned Small Business of the Year

Express Contracting

San Antonio, Texas


Family Owned Small Business of the Year

Cakes of Glory, Inc

Laredo, Texas


Small Business Champion of the Year

Michael Pleasant

San Antonio, Texas


Financial Service Champion of the Year

Garry Lindner

Austin, Texas


SCORE Mentor of the Year

Chris Hughes – San Antonio Chapter

Pamela Kaur – Austin Chapter


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The SBA San Antonio District Office located in the heart of San Antonio in the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building, across the street from the Alamo, with a service area that spans across 55 counties within Texas. The counties served are: Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, Concho, Crockett, De Witt, Dimmit, Edwards, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Irion, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Real, Refugio, San Saba, Schleicher, Sutton, Tom Green, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Web, Williamson, Wilson, and Zavala.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit