Lone Star College SBDC names 2018 Small Business of the Year winners

Lone Star College System News

Published on: November 20, 2018 The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center named its 2018 Small Business of the Year Award winners.

The winners, representing of variety of small businesses, were announced at the LSC SBDC 32nd Annual Small Business of the Year Award Luncheon held at the Lone Star Community Building Star of Texas Ballroom, Thursday, Nov. 15.

The event included more than 270 guests and business owners who were welcomed by Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. Tim Jeffcoat, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration Houston District Office and Linda Leto Head, LSC senior associate vice chancellor External and Employer Relations also spoke at the luncheon on the importance of supporting small businesses in our community.

More than half of Americans own, or work for a small business, said Miguel Lopez, LSC SBDC executive director. The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center is proud to recognize these successful owners.The 2018 32nd Annual Small Business of the Year awards were given to:


Flying M Feed & Company (Trace Menchaca, Lea Menchaca, Max Menchaca and Mike Menchaca)
Franchise Owner

Primrose School of Conroe (Jennifer Millington)

Home Exterior Systems, LLC (Patrick McCollim and Caleb McCollim)

Petra Oil Company, Inc. (Arnold Gacita)
Small Business

Norris Training Systems, Inc. (David Norris and Linda Hampton Norris)

Hanigan + Johnson Orthodontics (James B. Hanigan and Daniel H. Johnson)

Animal ER of Northwest Houston (Dr. Jennifer Hennessey-Bremseth)
Young Entrepreneur

Pretty Little Things Boutique (Nikole Davis)
The awards ceremony was hosted by Leslie Martone, CyFair Houston Chamber of Commerce president and Brian Bondy, Conroe Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce president. Woodforest National Bank, Hello Woodlands and Community Impact Newspapers sponsored the event.

Petra Oil Company, Inc. receives the 2018 Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year Award, at the 32nd annual Small Business Awards Luncheon. Shown (left – right) are Dr. Stephen C. Head, Ph. …

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