Entrepreneur Night & Small Business Awards Event Celebrates the 2018 National Small Business Week

April 18, 2018
Published by the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center

CORPUS CHRISTI – This year marks the 55th annual proclamation of National Small Business Week April 29 – May 5, 2018. To recognize and salute the achievements of the small business awardees, Del Mar College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting an event entitled “Entrepreneur Night & Small Business Awards”. The award winners will be announced to the public at the event on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Texas State Aquarium located at 2710 North Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas.

In addition to the recognition ceremony, resource partners such as the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center, SCORE Corpus Christi, Del Mar College Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and LiftFund will be available to inform small business owners and other entrepreneurial minded individuals of the resources available in the area. There will also be a Biz Talk panel consisting of local business owners who will share their key to success. The event will wrap up with Dr. Jim Lee, Regents Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi who will deliver the keynote address Local Economy and Small Business Update.

“This year, in particular, it is meaningful to recognize these outstanding business owners given the damage suffered recently by so many in the Coastal Bend. Despite the setback for some, it has been incredible to see how many entrepreneurs are still persevering in starting new businesses and, in the case of these awardees, growing their existing businesses. Small businesses are vital for the local economy through job creation and retention as they represent 85% of jobs in the area. It is especially exciting to also honor several community leaders with SBA Disaster Awards for their Hurricane Harvey efforts” Ann Fierova, Director, Del Mar College SBDC stated.

You may register for Entrepreneur Night online at www.seminarscc.com. For more information, contact Monica Benavides at (361) 698-1021 or via email at mbenavides11@delmar.edu. There is no charge for the event and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

About the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center:

The Del Mar College SBDC serves to foster small business success through no cost, one-on-one and confidential business advising from Certified Business Advisors and hosts over 125 small business workshops each year. Visit www.delmar.edu/sbdc for more information on workshops and events or join the conversation @DelMarCollegeSBDC and #bizbythebay.