Small Business Awards Winners - 2014

Dr. Nawab Baloch
Clinical Trial Network
Small Business Person of the Year

"Dr. Nawab Baloch is being honored for his achievements as a successful entrepreneur whose innovation and determination have helped boost the economy of our state and contributed to our nation's economic growth. We look forward to honoring him and the Houston District champion award winners during the Small Business Awards Luncheon," said Manuel Gonzalez, SBA Houston District Director.

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Scott Hatcher
M & D Supply, Inc.
Family-Owned Small Business of the Year

M&D Supply is a family operated Ace Hardware store located in Southeast Texas that provides creative and practical solutions to meet the needs of our consumer and business customers. Their mission is to make customers happy by providing exceptional service, convenience and value.

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Patricia Vice
Texas Security Shredding
Women in Business Champion of the Year

Patricia Vice, owner of Texas Security Shredding, is a well known speaker and lecturer in the records and information management industry.

Texas Security Shredding is AAA Certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is represented by 35 years in the document destruction industry and a combined 55 years experience in the information management field.

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Bruce Hurta
Members Choice Credit Union
Financial Services Champion of the Year

Bruce Hurta has extensive experience in Small Business Lending. He joined Members Choice Credit Union in 2009 and leads their new financing program backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for its members who own small businesses.

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Martin G. Meyer
B. Meyer Bookkeeping Solutions
Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year

Martin Meyer works with the Fallen Heroes Survivors Foundation, Inc. a non-profit that supports the spouses and children of military members. He is a member of the Nation Veteran Owned Business Association which advocates for Veteran Owned Business and a member of the Veteran Owned Business.com which also advocates for Veteran owned business.

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Abe Gonzalez
RPC Global, Inc.
Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

Abe Gonzalez has committed his company, RPC Global Inc., to demonstrating the positive impact recycling makes in our daily lives by introducing affordable used computer products back into the community. Under the mantra, Let Earth Day be Everyday! RPC Global, Inc. partners with local organizations to host an electronics collection event where people can drop off their unwanted end-of-life computer electronics, free of charge.

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Carrie Reese
Advanced Piping Products
SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Carrie is the co-owner Advanced Piping Products (APP) and daughter of the founder. She currently provides strategic leadership along with oversight of the sales team. Her childhood was split between Houston and San Diego; she attended college at the University of Puget Sound near Seattle where she received a bachelor of science in economics and a bachelor of arts in business.

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Kathleen D. & Robert B. McMordie
Texas Swim Academy
Entrepreneurial Success Award

Kathleen McMordie is an Infant Aquatic Survival Specialist and a lead instructor in Katy, Texas. She is a registered nurse and a first aid instructor. At Texas Swim Academy, Kathleen desires to provide area children results-oriented swim instructions, from water safety to confident water enjoyment. At their indoor facility, she offers a wide range of programs, such as Infant Aquatic Survival, Stroke Development, Conditioning Swim, Mummy and Me Classes.

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