2012 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Honored

2012 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Honored

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

Mrs. Joyce DeniseAyers, owner of Neecee’s College of Cosmetology, was honored at an awardsceremony on June 15th at the Abilene Civic Center. Mr. Calvin Davis , West Texas Director forSBA and the Keynote Speaker for the event said, “We are proud of Ms. Ayers forher outstanding contribution to the Abilene and West Texas small businesscommunity. Ms. Ayers’s selection as our 2012 Minority Small Business Champion ofthe Year is a tribute to her dedication and hard work. We are excited to havethis opportunity to acknowledge her.” {{more}} Ms. Judy Wilhelm, Executive Director of TheTexas Tech Small Business Development Center and her team nominatedAyers for this prestigious award .The West Texas District comprises 71 WestTexas counties including the cities of Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene, Midland& Odessa. Paul Lewis, President of the Chamber alsoaccepted an award from SBA recognizing the Abilene Black Chamber of Commercefor their support of the SBA and the Small Business Community. About 75 individuals were present for theawards ceremony. l to r Mrs. Eleanor Truvillion, Mr.Greg Ayers and his wife Mrs.Joyce Ayers and their children Jeremy and Alicia. This was truly a wonderful day for the Ayers. Photo by Floyd Miller   Mrs. Joyce Ayers listens to Audria Hammond as she reads a proclamation from the City of Abilene. Mayor Norm Archibald was not able to attend. Photo by Floyd Miller.   ‘Mrs. Judy Wilhelm, Executive Director of the Texas Tech University Small Business Development Center, introduces Mr. Calvin Davis, Keynote speaker for an awards banquet honoring Mrs. Joyce Ayers. Photo by Floyd Miller   Blake Woodall from Senator Troy Fraser’s office, Senate District 24, reading a proclamation honoring Mrs. Joyce Ayers. Photo by Floyd Miller   Paul Lewis accepted an award from SBA recognizing the Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce for their support of the SBA and the Small Business Community. Photo by Floyd Miller.