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2015 San Antonio Minority Enterprise Development Week: UTSA and Governor’s Office partner to host key event for minority business owners

2015 San Antonio Minority Enterprise Development Week: UTSA and Governor’s Office partner to host key event for minority business owners

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development MBDA Business Center, the MED Week Consortium, and the Office of the Governor are partnering to present the 2015 Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week), featuring a Governor’s Small Business Forum, October 13-16. The showcase awards luncheon will be held October 15th at the Norris Conference Center.

This year’s theme is “Strengthening Tomorrow’s Workforce.” In addition to the annual awards luncheon honoring local minority small businesses and advocates, the MED Week Consortium will also be offering a business resource component. Both before and after the luncheon there will be a number of business essentials resource exhibitors present for attendees to network, gather information, and find potential resources to grow their business. Vendors include the UTSA Institute for Economic Development, Workforce Solutions Alamo, Liquid Capital Southwest, and the Hispanic Contractors Association. View the full list of exhibitors here.

“We are excited about the addition of the new business resource component to MED Week because it provides yet another opportunity for business owners to access resources that enhance their professional development, business and economic growth, and sustainability,” said Orestes Hubbard, MBDA Business Center San Antonio Director. “For over 30 years we have hosted the local MED Week in conjunction with the national program and we look forward to the continued growth and prosperity of minority businesses in Texas and the region.”

As a part of the Governor’s Small Business Forum, the 2015 San Antonio MED Week is designed to give minority entrepreneurs and small businesses the valuable tools, skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced economy and to learn how to expand their businesses globally. Attendees also will have the opportunity to network and trade with one another, exchange best practices, and discuss challenges and innovative ways of overcoming them.

Congratulations to the 2015 MED Week and State of Texas Small Business Award winners:
Minority-Owned Firms
• Minority Veteran Firm: Donald L. Mooney Enterprises
• Minority IT Firm: Silotech Group, Inc.
• Minority Biotech and Life Sciences Firm: Alamo Analytical Laboratories
• Emerging Minority Exporting Firm: Gepar Solutions, Inc.

Minority Business Development Champions
• Minority Advocate: Virginia Moody
• Minority Banking Advocate: Broadway Bank
• MED Week Chairman’s Award: Liquid Capital Southwest, Ron Edinger
There are a host of events throughout the week celebrating minority entrepreneurs. For a full list of activities taking place during the week and to register visit samedweek.org.

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