Small Business Awards Winners - 2015

Small Business Person of the Year
Souhall Adam
Fort Bend Recycling & Metals

Financial Services Champion of the Year
Marvett Sawyer Howard
Capital One Bank

Women Small Business Champion
Jamie Joiner Guerra
Joiner Law Firm, PLLC

Originally from Sudan, Souhail Adam is President and CEO of McKaskle Industries Coplex, Inc. d/b/a Fort Bend Recycling & Metals. His company employs more than 15 people with sales in excess of $6.9 million. Read more...


Minority Small Business Champion
Deidra Sutton
UH Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Family Owned Small Business of the Year
Greg F. denHerder
Abby's Catering

Veteran Small Business Champion
Brian Swindell
Kelkar LLC, dba Troop Industrial


 Abby’s Catering was acquired in 1988 by by Greg den Herder’s mother, Ursula den Herder a former executive flight attendant, , who understood the inadequacies of in-flight catering and was ready to make a difference. Read more...

Brian Swindel, who is Hispanic and spent six and half years in the military, is a decorated Marine veteran of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He founded Troop Industrial, in July 2005 in Port Neches, selling nuts and bolts ... Read more...

Entrepreneurial Success Award
Dr. Scott Elrod
Ozonics Hunting, LLC

Entrepreneurial Success Award
Dr. Dennis Fink
Ozonics Hunting, LLC


  Scott Elrod is a doctor of dental surgery and the inventor of the use of oxidation technology for hunters. The discovery occurred in his dental office when he used ozone to remove odor created while cauterizing tissue during surgery. Read more...