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SBA San Antonio District Office announces their Small Business Person of the Year

Release Date: 
Friday, March 11, 2016
Release Number: 
Nina Ramon | 210-403-5920

SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Small Business Administration, San Antonio District Office is pleased to announce Barbara Allen as the 2016 District Small Business Person of the Year.

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has declared National Small Business Week to formally recognize the important role and contributions of America’s small businesses.  National and local events recognize top entrepreneurs for their achievements to include those individuals and organizations who champion small business.  Special recognition is also given to SBA resource partners and community organizations for their outstanding efforts in business and entrepreneurial development.

This year’s National Small Business Week is scheduled for May 1-7 with the theme “Dream Big, Start Small”.

“National Small Business Week is a great opportunity to honor small business owners and employees whose spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and determination help our economy prosper,” said Anthony Ruiz, SBA San Antonio District Director. 

“The San Antonio District Office is excited to announce this year’s District Small Business Winners and look forward to honoring them during our special event, in collaboration with the UTSA Small Business Development Center, during National Small Business Week this May.”

The San Antonio District Office Small Business Winners are: 

Small Business Person of the Year
Barbara Allen
Austin Texas Mediators LLC dba Mediators of Texas, Round Rock TX 

8(a) Graduate of the Year 
Donald L. Mooney Enterprises, LLC dba Nurses Etc. Staffing, San Antonio TX 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Jason Wayne Snider
Snider Technology, San Angelo, TX 

Minority Business Champion of the Year 
Eddie Cruz
VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio TX 

Women Business Champion of the Year 
Isa Fernandez
Edwards Aquifer Authority, San Antonio TX

Financial Service Champion of the Year 
Alma Brown
LiftFund, Inc., San Antonio TX 
The SBA’s San Antonio district spans across 55 counties within the south central part of Texas and the communities within its district are very diverse.  It is estimated that well over 400,000 small businesses are located in the district.

For more information about National Small Business Week, please visit