Oct 23 2020

Salute to Small Business Awards Event - Virtual - Friday, October 30, 12 - 1 pm

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You are Invited to Join SBA to Virtually Attend the


Spirit of America

Salute to Small Business 2020 Awards Luncheon


Friday, October 30 at Noon

Watch on Facebook Live


Event is hosted annually by the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce to honor small business award recipients

The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce will hold their first ever Virtual edition of the Spirit of America: Salute to Small Business Awards! Honored will be the Greater Arlington Chamber’s Small Businesses of the Year recipients, the Scott Murray Excellence in Media Award recipient and the winners of the Small Business Administration’s awards for the entire North Texas region. You’ll be able to watch the ceremony on Facebook Live at Noon on Friday, October 30. Register today to receive a notification from the Chamber with all the event details the morning before the Chamber goes live.

SBA Southcentral Regional Administrator Justin Crossie will address the awardees in person at the event.  Crossie leads the delivery of SBA’s funding programs, counseling services and government contracting and export initiatives in the South Central Region, which serves more than 3.8 million small businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. 


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Congratulations to the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce winners:

Small Businesses of the Year recipients

SBL Architecture


The Stoglin Group


Congratulations to SBA's Small Business Award winners:

Small Business Person of the Year

Debra Lea Luttrell, President

Stitchin Heaven, Inc.


Exporter of the Year and Regional Winner

Mayron Herrera, CEO

Greenlink Networks and The Synetek Group, Inc.


8(a) Graduate of the Year

Tracey Lynn Green, President

TX TinMan Enterprises, LLC dba TinMan Enterprises


Family Owned Business of the Year

Clay Structures, Inc.

Dennis Paul Thomas. President


Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Rayce Pohlod, Owner

Texoma Tech Solutions


Financial Services Champion of the Year

James Charles Kahler, Credit and Operations Manager

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust


Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

Hussain Bennu Abdullah


Veterans Small Business Champion of the Year

VR Small, Founder

Veterans Women’s Enterprise Center


District Director’s Award

Fort Worth Business Press


SBDC of the Year

Tyler Small Business Development Center

Don Proudfoot Director            





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