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Salute to San Patricio, 2017 Annual Banquet honoring Small Business and Celebrating 25 Years of Economic Development

Salute to San Patricio, 2017 Annual Banquet honoring Small Business and Celebrating 25 Years of Economic Development

PORTLAND, TX --- San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation hosted its 2017 Annual Banquet, Salute to San Patricio on November 2nd, 2017 at the Portland Community Center. 

The 2017 Annual Banquet, Salute to San Patricio was the largest event to ever be held at the Portland Community Center. The sold-out event of 472 guests celebrated 25 years of economic development and honored the 13 oldest small businesses of San Patricio County. Award recipients included Lone Star Lumber and Hardware, Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Dairy King, Smolik's Smokehouse, Sully's Bowling Lanes, Bee Publishing, Cass Real Estate, Rogers Fine Jewelers, Aunt Aggie De's Pralines, Moore's Pharmacy, G.P. Transport, and Rialto Theater. SPCEDC thanks all San Patricio County small businesses for their commitment to their community. Keynote speaker, Suzanne Wade gave a presentation on what small business means to her. Following the awards, SPCDC held a live auction benefiting Hurricane Harvey victims. Thank you Suzanne Wade for the presentation and goody bags. Thank you to Chairman J.M. Lozano and Chairman Todd Hunter for being great auctioneers!

 Thank you to H-E-B for the Diamond Sponsorship!

Thank you to Kiewit for the Emerald Sponsorship!

Thank you to Gulf Coast Growth Ventures for the Emerald Sponsorship!

Thank you to the City of Ingleside for the TWO Sapphire Sponsorships!
Thank you to Dawson Recycling for the Sapphire Sponsorship!
Thank you to AEP Texas for the Sapphire Sponsorship!
Thank you to First Community Bank for the Sapphire Sponsorship!
Thank you to G.P. Transport Company for the Sapphire Sponsorship!
Thank you to J.M. Davidson, Inc. for the Sapphire Sponsorship!Thank you to City of Portland for the Sapphire Sponsorship!
Thank you to C. C. Disposal Service for the Sapphire Sponsorship!
Thank you to Refinery Terminal Fire Company for the Sapphire Sponsorship!
Thank you to Hogan Homes for the Sapphire Sponsorship!

Salute to San Patricio photos can be found here: http://www.bayareastudios.com/Events/2017-SPEDC/