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May 1,  2017 - News from  @SBASouthCentral Region 

National Small Business Week

Congratulations South Central Region 2017 Top District Small Business Persons

Dottie Overal

By Dottie Overal, Acting Regional Administrator

Happy National Small Business Week! 

Since 1963, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of our 28 million small businesses.  In keeping with that tradition, President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed this week National Small Business Week, April 30 to May 6.  The national proclamation reads, "Small business owners embody the American pioneering spirit and remind us that determination can turn aspiration into achievement.  This week, we affirm our commitment to removing government barriers to the success of American small businesses." 

SBA will punctuate this special week with celebrations, workshops and webinars all across the country.  Visit our website to find out how you can participate, and also to see our live streaming events.  

Please join me in recognizing, below, the 2017 South Central Region District Small Business Persons of the Year.  


Victoria Washington

Arkansas District

Victoria A. Washington
Vision Information Technology Consultants, LLC
Little Rock, AR 


Deborah Paris

Dallas/Fort Worth District

Deborah Paris
StraCon Services, Group, LLC
Fort Worth, Texas


David Granada

El Paso District

David Granado
DA Defense Logistics HQ, LLC
El Paso, Texas


Houston District

Stuart A. Lynn
Lynn & Associates Engineering & Windstorm
Bay City, Texas

Stuart Lynn

Alex Hernandez

Louisiana District

Alejandro "Alex" Hernandez
Hernandez Consulting & Construction
New Orleans, LA


Lower Rio Grande Valley District

Abraham, Leodegario, Elizabeth and Abisai Neave
JDG Jewelers
Mission, Texas

Neave Family

Diana McPherson

Lubbock-West Texas District 

Diana McPherson

Doodle Bug Square Daycare and Preschool

Lubbock, Texas 


New Mexico District 

Mario Burgos, & David Burgos
Burgos Group, LLC
Albuquerque, NM 

Mario and David Burgos

Melinda Stinnett

Oklahoma District 

Melinda Stinnett
Stinnett & Associates, LLC
Tulsa, OK 


San Antonio District

J. Bryan Vincent
Principal LED
San Angelo, Texas

Bryan Vincent

South Central Region Districts:

Arkansas  - Edward Haddock - (501) 324-7379 x225

Dallas/Fort Worth - Herbert Austin - (817) 684-5500

El Paso - Phillip Silva - (915) 834-4620 x620

Houston - Timothy Jeffcoat - 713-773-6518

Louisiana - Michael Ricks - 504-589-2744

Lower Rio Grande Valley - Angela Burton - 956-427-8533 x231

Lubbock West Texas - Calvin Davis  - 806-472-7462 x103

New Mexico - John Garcia - 505-248-8238

Oklahoma - Dorothy Overal – 405-609-8011

San Antonio - Anthony Ruiz - 210-403-5904

South Central Region - @SBASouthCentral

Acting Regional Administrator Dottie Overal

405-609-8011  dorothy.overal@sba.gov

Regional Communications Director Darla Booker 

817-684-5534  darla.booker@sba.gov 

Administrative Resources Coordinator Virginia Geary

817-684-5581 virginia.geary@sba.gov 

817-684-5581

4300 Amon Carter Blvd., Suite 108

Fort Worth, TX 76155

A Salute to Our Nations Entrepreneurs

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon

A Video by SBA Administrator Linda McMahon


Join @SBAgov May 2nd for a Twitter Chat 

"Starting and Growing Your Small Business"

The Chat is hosted by SCORE Mentors (@SCOREMentors) and Rieva Lesonsky (@Rieva). Participants will hear about tips and resources to help small business owners start, grow and succeed. 

Follow along with the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

12:30 -1:30 pm ET | 9:30-10:30 am PT

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