Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses. Businesses gain acknowledgement for their contributions to their local communities and to the nation’s economy.
This year’s winners are:
8(a) Graduate of the Year – NVS Corporate Services, Inc., Nicolas Valentin Soto Jr., Brownsville
Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery – Southern Style Auto Body Solutions, Rene Moreno and Rachel Hinojosa, Mercedes
Rural Owned Small Business of the Year – Cappadona Ranch, Victoria Barrera Cappadona and Jaclyn Cappadona Jackson, Linn
Home Based Business of the Year – Janktafied Goodness LLC, Lamar Jones, Weslaco
Family Owned Business of the Year – Blanquita’s Mexican Restaurant, Martin Morin, San Benito
Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year – Weslaco’s Daily Grind LLC, Adam Shidler, Weslaco
Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Parga Products, Saul Parga, Brownsville
Women Owned Small Business of the Year – Habibi Gourmet LLC, dba DipIt, Maria De Pilar Gonzalez, Mission
District 2019 504 Lender of the Year – Capital Certified Development Corp.
2019 7(a) Lender of the Year – BBVA
District Rising Star Award – Peoplefund
The RGV’s Small Business Awards Ceremony was hosted by the RGV Partnership in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration.