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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
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 Houstons 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
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 nations first incubator
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
Houston host incubator for the U.S.
Information Agency - Institute of International Education International Visitors Program
and recognized "Houston - Emerging Business Capital of
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
Center (H/MEC), a business incubator for health-care product and
Received a Certificate of
Recognition from Houston City Council for the 15th Annual Houston Business
together the diversity of the Houston Community.
Received a Mayoral
proclamation signifying July 7, 1999, as Services Cooperative Association Emerging
Recognized by the National
Business Incubation Association as An industry leader and pioneer in business
One of Houstons 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
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
Houstons 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
emerging business owners.
Sponsored the 16th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop Entrepreneurial Excellence recognizing Houstons
Invited by the People's
Republic of China to speak at the formation of the Women Entrepreneurs Association in
Sponsored the online
Womens 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 SCAs 31st Annual Economic Forecast Day.
Commenced Cooperative Office
Mayor Sylvester Turner
proclaims January 6th as SCAs 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.
All SCA accomplishments
have been completed totally without grants, gifts, donations or public funding!