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
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)
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 North Texas SBDC network is a cost-effective way to create jobs, grow the economy, enhance American competitiveness and fulfill the American dream.
North Texas Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide management and technical assistance to more than 10,000 (NTSBDC) small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs each year. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for no fee face-to-face business consulting and low-cost training on writing business plans, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, international trade and more
New Jobs Created
Existing Jobs Retained
The North Texas SBDC Network uses creativity, skill and guidance when assisting clients in the development of financing packages, making the raising of capital necessary for growth much easier. In 2012-2013 we assisted 4,014 clients and had a total capital infusion of $96,452,022.