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2012 North Texas SBDC of the Year
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Best Southwest named 2012 North Texas SBDC of the Year
The 2013 Small Business Awards Winners
The U.S. Small Business Administration congratulates the following recipients:

SCORE Chapter of the Year
Jim Lewis, Chair
SCORE Chapter 120

SBDC of the Year
Russell Wyrick, Director
Best Southwest SBDC

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Andrew Nguyen
Honor Courage Committment (HCC)

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Cathy W. Dougherty
Doughtery Sprague Environmental, Inc.

Financial Services Champion of the Year
James C. Kahler
First United Bank

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
(Also Regional Winner)

Royalyn Reid
Consumer & Market Insights

Family-Owned Business of the Year
Bobbie & Robbie Shoults
Bear Creek Smokehouse

8(a) Graduate of the Year
Alvaro Nunez, Jr.
Benco Construction Services

Small Business Exporter of the Year
Dr. Kevi Le & Tom Le
Luraco Technologies, Inc.

Small Business Person of the Year
John R. Ahearn
Overhead Door Company


The SBDC Advisory Board

The SBDC Advisory Board is composed of stakeholders, partners and individuals with extensive small business experience. The function of the Advisory Board is to provide input to the SBDC management regarding the training, education, and assistance needed by small businesses. Through input on SBDC programs from the Board, the SBDC can be sure it is delivering high quality, timely products and services that are truly meeting the needs of the small business sector.

Members confer with the Regional Director on policy matters, advise the organization regarding the status of small business in the region and represent the aims of the NTSBDC to the business community.


Richard Andrews
Richard Andrews Consulting

1014 Quiet Shadows
Longview, TX 75604

Jim Kahler
First United Bank

1517 Centre Place Dr., Ste. 240
Denton, Texas 76205

Bill Medina
U.S. Small Business Administration

4300 Amon Carter Blvd., Ste. 114
Fort Worth, Texas 76155

Colinda Torrez
Torrez Paper Company

P.O. Box 36545
Dallas, Texas 75235

J. Robert Hudspeth
Hudspeth & Associates

53 Downs Lake Circle
Dallas, Texas 75230

Jacqueline Maki
Tarrant County College District

1500 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Raj Nisankarao
Rajrae Enterprises Inc.

15808 Nedra Way
Dallas, TX 75248

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