AUSTIN, TX — The City of Austin Economic Development Department is excited to announce the 2021 Small Business Resiliency Award honorees. Local Chambers of Commerce selected honorees for their ability to overcome the unique and unprecedented challenges Austin small businesses endured during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s honorees are:
- All Pro Hospitality – All PURE Brand nominated by the Austin Young Chamber
- Peached Tortilla, nominated by the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
- DuFresne Solutions Group, nominated by the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
- Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, nominated by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
- Clay Imports, nominated by the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
“These honorees pivoted their business models and displayed incredible resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” notes Sylnovia Holt Rabb, Acting Director for the Economic Development Department. “We are proud to recognize these business owners’ success and achievements. We remain committed to ensuring all of our local business owners, non-profit leaders, and creative professionals have the resources necessary to overcome negative impacts from the pandemic.”
The Small Business Resiliency Award honorees were recognized with certificates during the kickoff for Small Business Week, which is fully virtual this year due to the pandemic. Registration for virtual training sessions and events is free and open to the public all week. Topics include: strategic pricing, business taxes, record keeping, business structure development, funding, marketing, and one-on-one business coaching experts in their respective fields.
Attend a session for Small Business Week through May 7 online at www.SmallBizAustin.org.
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