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  Founded the nation's first business and professional cooperative for entrepreneurial education and conclusively demonstrated to academia that entrepreneurship could be taught.
  Sent delegates to the Texas State Entrepreneurship Education Conference where one was appointed coordinator for the Greater
Houston Area Entrepreneurship Education Steering Committee.
  Founded the first small business incubator in Houston, the Entrepreneurial Development Center (EDC), which houses start-up
and emerging companies. The EDC became Texas' oldest business incubator.
  Sent delegates to the White House Conference on Small Business where one was elected Vice Chairman of the Texas Delegation
and another was co-author of a resolution that became law.
  Received a Mayoral Proclamation for graduating Houston’s first company from a business incubator.
  Sponsored the "First Houston Entrepreneurship Awards" for organizations fostering small business growth in Houston and
became the first Charter Incubator of the Texas Business Incubator Association.
  Sponsored the “First Houston Small Business Seed Capital Fund” to provide financial assistance to startup and early
development stage companies.
  Founded the Womens Business Center (WBC), the nation’s first incubator for women.

Founded the Software Business Center (SBC), the first business incubator for software developers and computer-related
companies and formed the Incubator Self-Sufficiency Group (ISSG), an economic development service bureau for
incubator managers and developers.
Founded the Product Development Center (PDC), a business incubator for inventors, investors, new  product commercialization
and technology transfer.
   Founded the International Business Center (IBC), the first business incubator for international  services.
   Sponsored the first "Tribute to Houston's Entrepreneurial Community" recognizing outstanding entrepreneurial leadership in
Houston and created the nation's first Certified Business Incubators for the Texas Business Incubator Association in
the "Beta Project for Certification, Efficiency and Curriculum Development."
   Houston host incubator for the U.S. Information Agency - Institute of International Education International Visitors Program
and recognized "Houston - Emerging Business Capital of the World!"
    Received a Mayoral Proclamation for sponsoring "Entrepreneurial Community Tribute Day, July 3, 1996," sent delegates
to the Texas Governor's Conference on Small Business where one was co-author of a resolution for legislation to prohibit public/private competition.
    Created the "Building Your American Dream" educational program for business owners, founded the Health-Medical Enterprise
Center (H/MEC), a business incubator for health-care product and services.
    Received a Certificate of Recognition from Houston City Council for the “15th Annual Houston Business Breakfast” bringing
together the diversity of the Houston Community.
   Received a Mayoral proclamation signifying July 7, 1999, as “Services Cooperative Association Emerging Business Day.”
    Recognized by the National Business Incubation Association as “An industry leader and pioneer in business incubation” and
“One of Houston’s Core Entrepreneurial Groups” by the University of Houston-Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
    Received the "Gold Star Award” from the Greater Houston Area Better Business Bureau, nominated for the Annual Innovation
Award  by the NBIA and received a Mayoral proclamation “July 3, 2001 as Services Cooperative Association Day."
   Created the “Small Business Hospitality Program” to assist small business owners from other countries in acclimating
to the Houston business environment.
    Celebrated 20 years as “Houston’s Emerging Business CrossRoads” with national recognition and sponsored the First Annual
“Holiday Gift Exchange” for the Houston Networking Group Federation.
    Received a Mayoral Proclamation for sponsoring “Houston Heroes Day” recognizing organizations empowering Houston
emerging business owners.
    Sponsored the 16th Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop “Entrepreneurial Excellence” recognizing Houston’s
entrepreneurial independence.
   Invited by the People's Republic of China to speak at the formation of the Women Entrepreneurs Association in China. (declined)
   Sponsored the online Women’s Business Assistance Forum by and for women business owners.
   Commenced the process to make small business certification more expedient and presented a certificate of appreciation
by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
   Commenced Start A Business Mall on the World Wide Web and Open 24/7 in Houston.
   Commenced Women Entrepreneurs Unite World and presented a certificate of appreciation by the United States
Small Business Administration.
   Commenced Master Mind Focus Groups for women business owners and resurrected Houston Proud.
    Exceeded 3,000,000 annual hits on the website.
   Commenced  Save The Dome Project as a Residency Business Incubator and presented a certificate of appreciation by
Texas Governor Rick Perry.
   Mayor Annise Parker proclaims January 8th as “SCA’s 31st Annual Economic Forecast Day.”
    Commenced Cooperative Office Building Project.
   Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaims January 6th as “SCA’s 33rd Annual Economic Forecast Day”
    Recognition that Co-Op Associate Companies have won virtually every award for business growth in Houston,
some nationally and some even internationally.
   Ranked “The #1 New Business Development Group In Houston” by Houston Proud and presented
a certificate of appreciation  by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
    Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaims March 14th as Services Cooperative Association 36 Years of Service Day.

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