SCORE Chapter of the Year
Jim Lewis, Chair
SCORE Chapter 120
SBDC of the Year
Russell Wyrick, Director
Best Southwest SBDC
Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Honor Courage Committment (HCC)
Women in Business Champion of the Year
Cathy W. Dougherty
Doughtery Sprague Environmental, Inc.
Financial Services Champion of the Year
James C. Kahler
First United Bank
Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
(Also Regional Winner)
Consumer & Market Insights
Family-Owned Business of the Year
Bobbie & Robbie Shoults
Bear Creek Smokehouse
8(a) Graduate of the Year
Alvaro Nunez, Jr.
Benco Construction Services
Small Business Exporter of the Year
Dr. Kevi Le & Tom Le
Luraco Technologies, Inc.
Small Business Person of the Year
John R. Ahearn
Overhead Door Company
The SBDC Advisory Board is composed of stakeholders, partners and individuals with extensive small business experience. The function of the Advisory Board is to provide input to the SBDC management regarding the training, education, and assistance needed by small businesses. Through input on SBDC programs from the Board, the SBDC can be sure it is delivering high quality, timely products and services that are truly meeting the needs of the small business sector.
Members confer with the Regional Director on policy matters, advise the organization regarding the status of small business in the region and represent the aims of the NTSBDC to the business community.
Ms. Jacqueline Maki
Tarrant County College District
Mr. Bill Medina
U.S. Small Business Administration
Mr. Jim Kahler
First United Bank (Denton) and NTAGGL
Mr. Raj Nisankarao
National Business Association
Mr. J. Robert Hudspeth
Hudspeth & Associates