El Paso, TX - The MBDA Business Center-El Paso, operated by your El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the SBA-El Paso District Office will celebrate the many contributions made by minority businesses in the borderland community during the annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week breakfast and awards ceremony.
The MED Week event will take place on Thursday, October 25, at the El Paso Club, located at 201 E. Main, in the Chase Bank Building-downtown.
This year’s theme is “Job Creation in America – Build it Here, Sell it Everywhere!” During the event the MBDA and the SBA will recognize seven local businesses and individuals for their contributions to the El Paso community.
The MBDA Business Center-El Paso, a federally funded program of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, honors minority small business owners for their diversity and success in the El Paso business community. Anyone who owns a minority owned business, or does business with any of the honorees, is encouraged to attend and support or local business community.
This year’s honorees include Structural Steel Services, Minority Construction Firm of the Year; Cecilia Levine, MFI International, Minority Export Firm of the Year; WestStar Bank, Access to Capital Award; Martha Harris, Man-Machine Systems Assessments, Inc., 8(a) Graduate Firm of the Year-SBA El Paso District Office;Margarita Licon, LEC Group, Minority Small Business Person of the Year-SBA El Paso District Office; Dr. Diana Natalicio, President, University of Texas at El Paso, MBDA Business Center-El Paso Leadership Award; and the Honorable Congressman Silvestre Reyes, MBDA El Paso - Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
In addition to the celebration of these outstanding El Pasoans, the event will feature the special keynote presentation by the Honorable Esperanza “Hope” Andrade, Secretary of State. Hope Andrade is Texas’ 107thSecretary of State and one of six state officials to form the Executive Department of the State of Texas. Governor Rick Perry appointed Secretary Andrade as the first Latina Secretary of State, swearing her into office on July 23, 2008. She is the fourth longest serving secretary in state history.
The 2012 MED Week Breakfast and Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the El Paso Club, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a keynote address and culminate with the awards recognition ceremony.
For more information about the MED Week Breakfast & Awards Ceremony or to purchase your tickets, please contact Terri Reed, Director, MBDA Business Center, at 915-351-6232, or via email,email@example.com.
Since 1990 Man-Machine Systems Assessment, Inc. has supported over 30 federal and commercial clients in the areas of Professional Services, Emergency Management and Defense Systems Test Evaluation Support. With a passion for engineering solutions and emergency management, this Minority, Women-Owned, government services firm has been recognized by Inc Magazine, Hispanic Business, Smart CEO and the Washington Business Journal for growth, excellence in service and service to the community.