Texas Border Business
HARLINGEN, Texas – On Monday, July 29, 2013, newly appointed Deputy District Director Angela Burton will assume her new role at the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office by taking an official oath of office. The community is invited to attend the ceremony scheduled for 10:00 AM at the SBA District Office located at 2422 E. Tyler, Suite E. Harlingen.
Burton comes to the SBA with great admiration and respect from small businesses throughout the Rio Grande Valley. During her tenure as president of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce she promoted a strong local economy, created and provided opportunities for relationship building, delivered programs to help businesses develop, and was a relentless advocate for the small business community.
She provided the leadership and ideas for many events and programs in existence at the Chamber today. She truly understands commerce and entrepreneurship; she focuses on results; and is truly knowledgeable.
Burton’s exposure to the SBA began in 1992 shortly after returning from a tour of duty in the Middle East during Desert Storm when she began working for The University of Texas Pan American’s, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as a small business counselor (The SBDC is an SBA resource partner).
Furthermore, during her Chamber Presidency, the SBA acknowledged her efforts on two occasions. In May 2009, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognized Angela as the Veteran Small Business Champion of the year and in 2011 she was again recognized by the U.S. SBA and awarded the Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery.
Sylvia Zamponi, District Director for the Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office will administer the oath. “Angela has been a champion for small business in the Rio Grande Valley for many years,” states director Zamponi. “As such, she exemplifies the true spirit of the SBA mission and we are extremely proud that she will be on our team, helping us identify new ways to expand our outreach across our 14-county South Texas district.”
Angela’s job is a full time position, which starts on Monday, July 29, 2013.
The Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office covers a 14 county area that consists of Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, San Patricio and Aransas. (We have a branch office in Corpus Christi.