HOUSTON (Sept. 21, 2017) – The Lone Star College-Small Business Development Center has decided to transfer their 31st Annual Small Business of the Year awards dinner to a luncheon. The luncheon will remain on the same date, Nov. 9 and be held at the Lone Star College Community Building. The presenting sponsor for this year’s luncheon is BBVA Compass Bank.
The decision to move the dinner to a luncheon was driven by Hurricane Harvey. “With the recovery across our service area ongoing, we felt it wasn’t appropriate to be asking for sponsors to a dinner or asking the nominees to send these applications in. Then the fact that our voting committee was comprised of area chamber presidents and campus presidents--all who are busy with recovery efforts in their communities or campuses,” said Miguel Lopez, Lone Star College-SBDC executive director.
The luncheon will celebrate the resilience and success of small businesses throughout the Lone Star College service area. “We are very happy to celebrate and recognize our small businesses and owners. Their success and economic impact is a key to the fabric of the local communities and economies,” said Lopez.
The LSC-SBDC works with companies to help them start, become established, grow, survive and succeed by providing professional management advising and training. SBDC services are available for companies in every phase of the business life cycle. For more information about the SBDC visit sbdc.LoneStar.edu/.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.