SBA Names 2015 Houston District Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Champions

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Winners will be honored during May 7 luncheon, sponsored by SCORE Houston.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) congratulates Souhail Adam upon his selection as the 2015 Houston District Small Business Person of the Year. Souhail is President and CEO of McKaskle Industrial Complex, Inc. d/b/a Fort Bend Recycling and Metals. His company employs over 15 people with sales in excess of $6.9 million.

“Souhail Adam is being honored for his achievements as a successful entrepreneur whose innovation and determination have helped boost the Houston economy and contributed to our nation’s economic growth. We look forward to honoring him and the Houston District champion award winners during the Small Business Awards Luncheon,” said Tim Jeffcoat, SBA Houston district director.

Also of special note are the winners in two other categories that were named as regional winners. These were the Houston District Financial Services Champion - Marvett Sawyer Howard of Capital One Bank, and the Entrepreneurial Success Award-winning team - Dr. Scott Elrod and Dr. Dennis Fink of Ozonics Hunting LLC. SBA Region 6 includes Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico.

The Small Business Awards Luncheon, sponsored by SCORE Houston, will be held on May 7 at the JW Marriott Houston. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with two workshops before the luncheon. For more information about the event, visit or call SCORE at (713) 485-6565.

The complete list of the 2015 Houston District Small Business Award winners:
Small Business Person of the Year
Souhail Adam
Fort Bend Recycling and Metals

Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
Greg den Herder
Abby's Catering

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Jamie Joiner Guerra
Joiner Law Firm PLLC

Financial Services Champion of the Year
Marvett Sawyer Howard
Capital One Bank

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Brian Swindel
Troop Industrial

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
Deidra Sutton
UH Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Entrepreneurial Success Award
Dr. Scott Elrod & Dr. Dennis Fink
Ozonics Hunting, LLC

About the company:
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a national, all-volunteer group with real-world business experience. SCORE Houston’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. Their vision is that every client will have the support necessary to thrive as a small business owner. They offer a valuable network of more than 11,000 volunteers across the U.S. with a wide variety of industry experience in building and/or running businesses. Score is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration. All of their counseling is confidential and free. For more information, visit their website at

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