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Center For Women Entrepreneurs Announces Texas Rural Woman Grant Awardees

The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University has selected 35 woman-owned businesses to receive $10,000 awards through its Texas Rural Woman Grant program. The program supports economic development activity in rural Texas by enabling rural, woman-owned small businesses to undertake new and innovative projects.

The awardees include:

Mette Hansen, The Flower Pot, Perryton
Victoria Fletcher, Muddy Boot Cattle Company LLC, Hubbard
Amber Ross, Raven Aerial Solutions, LLC, Granbury
Christina Isbell, Haskell Funeral Home, Inc., Haskell
Mindy Myers, The Bohemian Shepherdess, LLC, Cumby
Bertha Griego, Beacon’s R.V. Park & Marina, LLC, Rockport
Diana Perry, Di-Hard Fitness Studio, LLC., Rockdale
Kate Thayer, Eve’s Garden Bed and Breakfast, Marathon
Anne Calaway, Front Street Books LLC, Alpine
Jolie Estes, Broadmoor Farm, Paris
Jessica Moore, Ready, Set, Shine! Pediatric Therapy, Hart
Emma Morales, Poole Oh, Charlie, Lockney
Maegan Balog, Kickbox Leasing, LLC, Bowie
Shonda Folsom, The Folsom Law Firm, PLLC, Big Spring
Stephanie Falkner, Bloom ‘N’ Sprout San, Saba
Jennifer Been, JBeen Properties, LLC, Dalhart
Crystal Melton, Top Shelf Industries, Tulia
Stacy Robles-Boil, Faith Fitness Gym, Sweetwater
Cheri Whatley, Walleck Rusty Hook Winery, Port Lavaca
Paula Duwe, Schumann’s Inc, Eden
Marnie Long, M Design Studio, Inc., Rockport
Shani Shofner, Rocky Oaks Ranch Construction, Eldorado
Amy Thornhill, The Studio on Main, Lamesa
Devin Sisk, Devin Sisk Photography, Muleshoe
Amy Horn, Rockin A Design, Dalhart
Tamara Hood, Circle S Pest Control Inc, Burnet
Melissa Rusek, Texas One Stop of La Grange, La Grange
Susan Jolliff, Brady Dental Group, P. A., Brady
Lisa Owens, Ready to GLO’ Skincare, Rockdale
Angelita Ponce, Aguilar Doggie Do’s Dog Parlor, Three Rivers
Catina (Tina) Souder, Rolling Plains Counseling & Wellness Center, Wellington
Linsey A. Taylor, Ahart Real Estate, Graham
Shannon Horta, Innovative Office Systems, Lufkin
Savanna Smith, Munch-oes Bakery LLC, El Campo
DeAnna McDearmont, One Soul Yoga, Sulphur Springs

Grant applications were received from across Texas for this first-time grant program aimed specifically at helping rural, woman-owned businesses throughout the state.

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs is a program of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University. The institute is dedicated to preparing more women to take on successful roles in business and public service. Its three specialized centers ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses and the framework needed to run for public office.

Author: Ethan Klein

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