SBA honors top small business owners

SBA honors top small business owners

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

There are more than 7,000 small businesses in Lubbock. It's what drives the economy.

The U.S. Small Business Administration-West Texas District presented awards to some outstanding small businesses.

Angelita "Angie" Dell Castillo received the Small Business Person of the Year award. She owns Three Dog Bakery here. Last year her store recorded the highest single store annual sales in the entire history of the 30-year nationwide Three Dog Bakery franchise, according to the SBA.

Patricia Reneau Arnold received the Small Business Exporter of the Year award, not only for this district but the region that includes Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana. She owns James Reneau Seed Company in Shamrock, which exports seed and grasses to parts of Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

The SBA presented Brad Moran and Ramar Communications/FOX34 with an award for outstanding visual media advocate for our coverage of small business issues across West Texas. This includes SBA Director Linda McMahon's visit to Lubbock.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Sarah Self-Walbrick received an award as an outstanding print media advocate. 

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