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Members of the Chamber Executive and Small Business Week committees surprise Soriya with the announcement

Soriya Estes of Estes Audiology Hearing Center is presented a banner to display at her office as the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year. The announcement was made at a surprise visit by Chamber officials on April 24, 2015. 


2015 – Soriya Estes, Estes Audiology Hearing Center

2014 – Dr. Kent Fischer, Fischer Veterinary Clinic

2013 –  Matt Kyle, The Kyle Law Firm

2012 – Ken & Lisa Brucks,  Prodigy Learning Center & Child Care

2011 – Robin Jeffers, J&R Gymnastics

2010 – Ernie Jergins, Ernesto’s Jewelry

2009 – John Guenzel, Rio Raft Resort

2008 – Dee and Terry Buck, Buck Pottery

2007 – Judi & Cecil Eager, Gruene Mansion Inn

2006 – Miles Granzin, Granzin Bar-B-Q

2005 – Donna Scheele, Property Management Professionals, Inc.

2004 – Trudy Soechting, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

2003 – Doug & Anne Miller, Miller & Miller Insurance Agency

2002 – Lester Stockhorst, PRINT IT

2001 – Adam & Karen Cork, Color Express

2000 – Don & Lynn Forres, Huisache Grill

1999 – Carol Johnson, Johnson Furniture Co./Innerworks

1998 – Randy Vanstory, Quick Align

1997 – Pam Kraft, Kraft Mobiletel

1996 – Larry Wenzel, Creative Eyewear by Larry

1995 – Rusty Brandt, ‘Tis The Season

1994 – Kyra Brandt, Comal Flower Shop on the Plaza

1993 – Cash & Dennis Hermes, Centex Office Plus

1992 – Bob Schima, Henne Hardware

1991 – Marian Benson, The Collection

1990 – Mary Jane Nalley, Gruene, Texas

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