On Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz took part in an invitation-only business roundtable meeting with approximately 30 local small- and minority-owned business owners and local business advocates.
Co-hosting and arranging this Small Business Round Table and Conversation event were Adrian Carrasco, president of Premier Energy, and Jonna Smoot, vice president-Marketing for West Texas National Bank. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and be involved in a direct conversation with the senator.
Meeting attendees owned businesses in the following categories: food, entertainment, insurance, oilfield services, financial services, banking, nonprofits, security, dental and medical, electrical, internet and technical, housing and other professional services.
“Working with Sen. Cruz’s staff was a breeze,” Carrasco said afterward in a press release, “and we were delighted they’ve agreed to continue a dialogue with our local small business leaders and to continue answering their questions and working to assist them.”
Printed information provided at the event included details of the US Department of the Treasury’s Small Business Tax Credit Program — named the Employee Retention Credit program — and the application-based Free Business Workshop through Shell Oil Company and in collaboration with Lift-Fund. That program aims to assist entrepreneurs and existing small business owners in the Permian Basin with the technical, business and soft-skills needed to succeed.
“I’d simply like to thank you – our small business owners – for being the heart of the Permian Basin and who, through your tireless efforts, provide the steady pulse to our nation’s economy,” Smoot said, according to the release.
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