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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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Small Business Week

May 1, 12:00am

New Braunfels

Small Business Week is May 1-7 marking the 53rd National Small Business Week in the United States. The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is encouraging all residents to wear yellow on Friday, May 6, and use #SBWNB on social media during the week to show your support for our local businesses or promote your own small business. Small Business Week was established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, and every year since then the President of the United States has declared a week of national recognition of the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Every day, entrepreneurs are working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation and increase America’s global competitiveness. The Chamber is encouraging the community to make a conscious effort to show our support, appreciation and admiration for our local small business owners during this week and throughout the year. We can make a difference in the outcome of our local businesses and positively impact the New Braunfels economy by helping them stay open. During Small Business Week, wear yellow on Friday and use #SBWNB so everyone knows that here, in New Braunfels, we support our local entrepreneurs. It was recently announced that Nathan Manlove, President of The AMMO Group, was selected as the 2016 Small Business Person of the Year. He will be celebrated during Small Business Week for his contributions to the New Braunfels economy and the community.

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Ribbon Cutting: The Wood Group of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.

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Fairway Independent Mortgage - The Wood Group

Come join us in welcoming The Wood Group of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. to the New Braunfels business community! The mortgage industry has undergone major changes in the last few years. It is imperative in this environment to have a loan officer who is genuinely concerned with your best interest. Giving you great service, while making your home purchase or refinance a positive experience, is our number one priority! We pride ourselves in understanding all the aspects of the home buying process. We look forward to working with you and appreciate the opportunity to be involved in your home buying or refinancing experience.

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