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SBDC now accepting nominations for Small Business of the Year Awards

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The Lone Star College-Small Business Development Center is accepting nominations for the 32nd Annual Small Business of the Year Awards which will be held November 15 at the Lone Star College Community Building, The Woodlands.

“We are very happy to celebrate and recognize our small businesses and owners throughout the Lone Star College service area,” said Miguel Lopez, LSC-SBDC executive director. “Their success and economic impact are key to the local communities and economies in Harris and Montgomery counties.”

Each year, members of the LSC-SBDC Advisory Council recognize successful small businesses that have an impact in the local community and economy. Click here to learn more and nominate a small business.

“The Council represents area chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, financial institutions, the SBA and the media,” said Linda Leto Head, LSC senior associate vice chancellor for External and Employer Relations. “It is an honor for Lone Star College to be able to recognize small business leaders each year.”




Winners are chosen based on leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, business growth and success, as well as a meaningful contribution to the community. Finalists are chosen from the LSC service area and will be selected from eight small business of the year categories.

  • Lone Star College Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Lone Star College Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Lone Star College Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Lone Star College Home-Based Small Business of the Year
  • Lone Star College Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Lone Star College Small Business Owner of the Year
  • Lone Star College Small Business Franchise Owner of the Year
  • Lone Star College Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Each category will have three finalists and ultimately one winner will be named per category. The deadline for nomination entries is 10 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9.
The LSC-SBDC works with for-profit small businesses, both startup and existing, to help them start, grow, expand and succeed by providing one-on-one, confidential, no cost business advising, and training. LSC-SBDC services are available for companies in every phase of the business life cycle. For more information about the LSC-SBDC visit

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 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 nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit