SEDC Hosts 5th Annual Business Appreciation Luncheon

SEGUIN, TX – The Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is dedicated to maintaining and improving the economic climate of our city. Partnerships with our local business is key to achieving those goals. Every year, the SEDC hosts a Business Appreciation Luncheon to thank our local businesses for their dedication to our city’s present and future economic growth.

“A key element in the success of economic development is a culture that creates opportunities for new business as well as sustained business excellence for existing businesses. SEDC is proud to honor a few of those businesses each year that are a “REAL” part of that culture by recognizing their outstanding achievements,” said Robert Haynes, SEDC Board President.

The 5th Annual Business Appreciation Luncheon was held on Thursday, August 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the historic Texas Theater. The two-hour event featured the Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts, Mr. Glenn Hegar, as the honorary keynote speaker.

The event concluded with a special awards ceremony that acknowledged the achievements and contributions of five local businesses. The businesses that were recognized included Caterpillar, Inc – Large Business Appreciation Award, Seguin Brewing Company – Small Business Appreciation Award, Central States Manufacturing – New Business Appreciation Award, Alamo Group – Safety Excellence Appreciation Award, and Niagara Bottling, LLC – Community Service Appreciation Award.

“It is hard to put into words just how much we appreciative all the contributions our businesses make to the City of Seguin. The SEDC’s annual Business Appreciation Luncheon is our way of saying thank you to the local business community. It was an honor to have them in attendance for this event, and it was an honor to recognize these five businesses for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the City of Seguin over the past year”. Said Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of the SEDC.

The Seguin Economic Development Corporation is proud to honor the contributions these businesses provide to our community including quality jobs, a diversified tax base, and outstanding community service. We congratulate them all on their success and look forward to years of continued partnership.

***Last year’s (2016) award recipients were: HEB – Large Business of the Year; Tank Partners – Small Business of the Year; Caterpillar – Safety Excellence of the Year; Cargill – Community Service of the Year; Park Plaza Hotel – New Business of the Year