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GAHCC Capital of Texas Small Business Awards Finalists Annouced

Austin, Texas – The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC) Capital of Texas Awards Luncheon will take place Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Hilton Austin Hotel. This is the second year that the GAHCC has honored small businesses in the greater Austin community with this specialized award. Notably, Secretary of State Hope Andrade will be presenting the Texas Gas Service Rising Star Award.

The Capital of Texas Awards Luncheon will recognize seven small businesses for their accomplishments in their respective fields, leadership, special skills, community contributions and overall achievements. Businesses were nominated by the GAHCC Board of Directors and Ambassadors. A selection committee of leaders within the Chamber selected three finalists for each category. Finally, the community can vote on who will be honored in each category. Online voting is open until August 13th at www.gahcc.org/vote.

Award Finalists are:

U.S. Foodservice Food & Beverage Award

Nuevo León

El Sol y La Luna


United Healthcare Healthcare Award

People’s Community Clinic

Practical Care Continuum, Inc.

Pediatric Center of Round Rock

General Motors Media Award  

Echo Earth Media

Austin Woman Magazine

Popular Hispanics

¡ahora sí!/The Statesman Retail Award

Ben White Florist

downSTAIRS Men’s Apparel

WhiteFire Diamonds and Fine Jewelry

Texas Gas Service Rising Star Award


Marketing Uncorked


Texas Gas Service Services Award

Offices of Marc A. Rodriguez


Mercury Mambo

Time Warner Cable/Time Warner Business Class Nonprofit Award

RISE Austin

The Settlement Home

Celebration of Love

Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased online at www.gahcc.org/CTA2010. Early bird pricing ends August 15th. For more information please contact Mercedes Feris, Director of Events and Tourism, at mferis@gahcc.org

Media Contact:

Brittany Brunson