(May 17, 2010)--The UTSA Contracting Resource Center will receive the Small Business Development Center Service, Excellence and Innovation Center Award May 20 during a local celebration of National Small Business Week. The recognition comes from the San Antonio District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the South-West Border SBDC Network at The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development.
The Contracting Resource Center (CRC) is one of nine organizations, small businesses and individuals that will be recognized for excellence. In the last year, the CRC has reorganized and expanded its focus to include contractor services, human resources and strategic management, veterans assistance and sustainable development.
Despite managing a great deal of organizational change during FY 2009, the center worked with nearly 500 businesses, helping clients gain government contract awards worth more than $306 million. More than 500 jobs were created by clients of the program during this period as well.
"It takes a good team to consistently achieve excellence in performance; however, when a team can achieve excellence while undergoing major changes like the CRC went through last year, you know you have a great team," said Director Linda Ramirez.
The annual breakfast awards ceremony is 9 a.m., Thursday, May 20 in the Buena Vista Theater (1.326) at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Durango Blvd.
The recognition is part of National Small Business Week, which has been proclaimed by the president of the United States every year since 1963 to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America.
The event is free, but registration is required; contact Frances Riojas at 210-458-2453.
The UTSA CACP welcomes renowned architect Cesar Pelli, FAIA, RIBA, JIA as part of the CACP’s 2016-17 Speaker Series. Pelli is founder and Senior Principal of the New Haven, Conn. firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.
Buena Vista Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
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