AUSTIN – First Lady Cecilia Abbott was in Houston today to talk about the important role that women-owned small businesses play in the success of our state’s economy. The First Lady addressed the small business forum titled “Women Exceeding Limits,” which was hosted by the Texas Governor’s Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, and the Houston Galveston Women’s Business Center. First Lady Abbott handed out the 2015 Governor’s Small Business Awards and honored the recipients.
“Texas is the country’s premier state for doing business, and women have been leaders of that success,” said First Lady Abbott. “Women-owned businesses are crucial to our state’s economy, and play an important role in the future of Texas. Today we are honoring women who are truly exceeding limits. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for all that you do to make Texas the model for doing business.”
2015 Governor Small Business Awards
Seven Texas women and women-owned businesses – and one male who has spent much of his career supporting women entrepreneurs and business owners – were awarded the 2015 Governor’s Small Business Award. Those winners are:
Woman Business Owner of the Year: Donna Cole of Cole Chemical
Small Business Owner of the Year: Sue Habib of Lexis Florist
Small Business Innovator of the Year: Angelica Garcia-Dunn of AIM Global Logistics
Small Business Financial Warrior: Nasrullah Khan
Small Business Education Impact: Linda Limb of Limb Design
Minority Small Business of the Year: Maria Rios of Nation Waste, Inc.
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year: GMC Consultants
Small Business Advocate: Dress for Success Houston
For more information, visit gov.texas.gov