New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce to announce 2020 Small Business Person of the Year

The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce has named a Small Business Person of the Year annually since 1990. (Courtesy Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce)
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce has named a Small Business Person of the Year annually since 1990. (Courtesy Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce)

The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce has named a Small Business Person of the Year annually since 1990. (Courtesy Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce)

The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will announce the winner of the 2020 Small Business Person of the Year award at noon May 20.

Members of the GNBCC, the Small Business Week Committee and community members will gather in the parking lot behind the chamber building, located at 390 S. Seguin Ave., for the announcement.


After the winner is announced, participants will take part in a car parade from the chamber parking lot to the honoree’s business.

According to the chamber’s website, the award has been given since 1990 to honor the contributions of small-business people to the economy and progress of the New Braunfels trade area.

Business owners must meet the following criteria to be nominated for consideration:

  • have owned their business for a minimum of five years;

  • have been a member of the GNBCC for a minimum of five years;

  • have been in the same business for a minimum of five years;

  • have exhibited community involvement for a minimum of five years; and

  • have employed fewer than 50 employees during the past five years.


Once nominations are received, the Small Business Week Committee will name a winner based on the individual’s success in operating their business and evidence of significant contributions to the community.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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