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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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The Chamber’s 28th annual New Braunfels Business Trade Show is on September 13 and 14 at the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center. Purchase tickets from the Chamber office or online at This year’s theme is “I Want My BTS!” so come dressed for the wild 80s. Still need to get your booth? There are still a few left. Want to donate to the silent auction or be a sponsor? There’s still time to get your business advertised through the Trade Show! Contact or for more information on booths, sponsorships or the silent auction. A $40 Sneak Preview ticket includes complimentary beer, wine, liquor and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a fun photo booth with 80s props, great door prizes and special guest appearances from 80s “musicians”! Day Show tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door, and include complimentary lunch from Buffalo Wings & Rings, two eye-opening sessions on Active Shooter Training from ESPADA Logistics & Security Group, Happy Hour with complimentary food and drinks from local establishments, live entertainment from the Shady Rest Band and another round of great door prizes. This year’s Grand Prizes include luxurious gift baskets, a 2016 Beautysleep Luxury Pillowtop Queen Mattress Set sponsored by NB Mattress and a Hill Country Craft Beer Tour for six from OffRhodes Craft Beer Tours.

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