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Al Salgado elected chair of national small business development center network

Al Salgado

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(Nov. 4, 2010)--Al Salgado, director of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network, was elected the 2011 board chair of the Association of Small Business Development Center Network. The election was part of the organization's annual conference in September in San Antonio. Salgado will serve as chair for one year.

The ASBDC Network consists of approximately 1,000 service centers that provide free or low-cost assistance to experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs. The centers are funded and supported by government, private and higher education partners.

The South-West Texas Border SBDC Network is one of four regional SBDC networks in Texas, covering a 79-county service area that spans most of the southern half of the state.

In 2009, SBDC staff in this area assisted more than 26,000 entrepreneurs, helping to start 420 businesses and create 2,800 jobs. The network is hosted by the UTSA Institute for Economic Development.

"Over the past 30 years, the ASBDC has served 12 million entrepreneurs and small-business owners contributing to America's economy by creating jobs, accessing capital, reaching new markets, generating state and federal taxes, and helping to sustain business operations," Salgado said. "I am proud to serve this group at the national level, as I'm proud of our own South-West Texas Border SBDC for the 25 years of assisting small business grow the Texas economy."

Salgado's professional experience includes small-business management and ownership, strategic planning, organizational leadership and entrepreneurial management. He holds an M.B.A. from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and a B.B.A. from Eastern New Mexico University.

"UTSA is moving rapidly toward Tier One, and our small business development programs are a key component of our growing reputation and engagement in the community," said Robert McKinley, UTSA associate vice president for economic development.

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Learn more about the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network, which consists of 10 service centers and two specialty centers and programs focused on the needs of rural and veteran-owned businesses.

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The UTSA Institute for Economic Development is dedicated to creating jobs, growing businesses and fostering economic development. Its 11 centers and programs provide professional business advising, technical training, research, and strategic planning for entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders. Programs serve San Antonio and the Texas-Mexico border area as well as regional, national and international stakeholders. Together with federal, state and local governments, and private businesses, the IED fosters economic and community development in support of UTSA's community engagement mission.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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