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SMHCC announces featured guest


The 24th annual San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SMHCC) awards banquet will feature Pete Garcia, known as the father of the Latinization of Continental Airlines.

The awards banquet will recognize the Business of the Year, Corporate Partner of the Year, Amigo of the Year and the Organization of the Year.

This year’s awards banquet is being presented by Wal-Mart. The banquet will take place at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa and Convention Center.  Tables and tickets are still available by calling the SMHCC offices at (512) 353-1103 …

Always on the look-out for small busuiness legislation, the SMBCC says the federal Small Business Admistration (SBA) is about to have its day if the U.S. House Committee on Small Business is successful.

Last week, the committee recommended that Congress double the SBA budget. the SBA is an arm of the federal government that makes loans to small businesses and helps them procure government contracts. The committee also recommended full funding for entrepreneurial development programs such as the Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, the SCORE program that provides free mentoring services to entrepreneurs,  veterans’ business development initiatives and Native American programs.