2015 Small Business Week Awards Ceremony

San Antonio, TX | May 14, 2015

Presented by U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), San Antonio District Office and the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network honored the district 2015 Small Business Week Winners at a special awards ceremony. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has declared National Small Business Week to formally recognize the important role and contributions of America’s small businesses. MasterCard Executive Mercedes Garcia was able to connect with a number of people interested in continuing a partnership with the Master Your Card program for outreach efforts in educating small businesses on the benefits of electronic payment solutions including:

  • Jaqueline Jackson, Business Development Specialist at the US Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency
  • Anthony Ruiz, District Director for the US Small Business Administration San Antonio Office
  • Robert Velasquez, Director of the Institute for Economic Development, at the University of Texas at San Antonio



MasterCard Executive Mercedes Garcia – San Antonio, Texas Awards Luncheon

SBA’s National Small Business Week



Robert Velasquez, Director IED at UTSA, Mercedes Garcia, Jacqueline Jackson

Business Development at the US Dept. Commerce Minority Business Development Agency


Mercedes Garcia and Anthony Ruiz, SBA San Antonio