2011 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week

“Emerging Industries and Markets: A Blueprint for Success

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Each year, the El Paso community hosts the Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week luncheon ceremony, to honor minority small business owners for their diversity and success in the El Paso business community.

During the ceremony, individuals, major organizations or corporations who own or support minority owned business concerns were recognized for their contribution to the minority small business community.  MED Week is celebrated nationally to honor the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of the nation’s minority small businesses.

2011 MED WEEK Honorees

Minority Construction Firm of the Year

Ms. Amada Flores, Aim Construction


Minority Global Technology Firm of the Year

Mr. Joe Diaz, Miratek


Minority Advocate of the Year

United States Congressman Silvestre Reyes


Media Award

El Paso Times

(local & regional winner)


Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award

(Regional & National winner)



Access to Capital Award

Bank of the West


8(a) Graduate Firm of the Year

SBA El Paso District Office

Patricia Villalobos, Barnhart Taylor


Minority Small Business Person of the Year

SBA El Paso District Office

Bobby W. Trumbla CEO/President

Glacier Technologies


MBDA Business Center-El Paso

Leadership Award

Richard Castro, Castro Enterprises


MBDA Business Center-El Paso Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement

Lorraine Wardy


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