San Angelo mayor named Small Business Champion

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Mayor Brenda Gunter has been chosen the winner of the 2018 Small Business Champion of the Year Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration for its San Antonio District. 

The Small Business Development Center at Angelo State University nominated Gunter for the award. The San Antonio district encompasses 55 counties, including the cities of Austin and Laredo. 

“This is a great honor and a wonderful surprise,” Gunter said. “But the far more gratifying reward is seeing how San Angelo’s economic development partners work together to support local entrepreneurs as they launch and grow new employers in our community.” 

Each year to help celebrate National Small Business Week (April 29-May 5), the SBA accepts nominations in various categories and recognizes entrepreneurs for their achievements. Included are those who champion small business. The Small Business Champion Award recognizes someone who assists small business through advocacy efforts and has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of small business opportunities.

In addition to serving as mayor, Gunter owns and operates a small business downtown, Miss Hattie’s Restaurant and Cathouse Lounge.

“Mayor Gunter is very deserving of the SBA Small Business Champion award because she is a great individual who always works toward improving the environment for small businesses,” said Dave Erickson, director of the ASU Small Business Development Center.

Gunter will be presented the award at a ceremony May 4 in New Braunfels.



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