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How a Lillie Knox Investment Award helped redesign customer experience for A La Carte Catering & Cakes, Inc.

Sisters Valerie and Michelle became business partners when they decided to purchase A La Carte Catering and Cakes in 2008. Their vision was to infuse their passion for food, family, and service into the well-established catering company they took over. With hard work and dedication, Valerie and Michelle have continued to grow the business year after year. Throughout the years, their family-owned business has served various clients in different industries and sizes – ranging from small gatherings or small meetings to events with hundreds of people. Needing to find a way to amp up their online

How a Lillie Knox Investment Award helped Star Wellness better serve their clients

Star Wellness is an industry leading certified WBE with over 15 years of experience in providing onsite biometric screenings, vaccinations, & vascular ultrasounds to employees for the early detection and prevention of disease. They provide turn-key solutions for onsite any employee wellness screening needs. With the increase in demand for the COVID-19 Vaccination, their team needed a way to update their scheduling system to meet the need. Read more below about how winning a Lillie Knox Investment Award has helped their business be more efficient when it comes to serving their clients. 1. What

How a Lillie Knox Investment Award streamlined Gifting with Sol

Anne Mitchell, a 4th generation El Paso, Texan, launched a private label line of salsas representing El Paso that later blossomed into a retail souvenir store. During the pandemic, companies were looking for ways to better connect with their employees and customers. Leading Anne to launch Gifting with Sol. Shipping a “whole lotta party” to front doors across the nation. Since expanding her services, Anne and her team found a need to merge their business processes in order to make room to better serve their customers. It was then that she applied and won a 2021 Lillie Knox Investment Award

How a Lillie Knox Investment Award transformed Firemans Paving Contractors

Firemans Paving Contractors is woman-owned and operated by a FireFighter Wife, Renee Gilmore. From new paving construction to repairs, replacement and maintenance of existing surfaces, Firemans Paving Contractors is a full-service company located in Fort Worth, Texas, and serving the DFW metroplex. Renee and her team received their WBENC certification in 2016, and have been involved in our community ever since. Like so many in our community, their team saw the ups and downs of life in a pandemic. Not letting this slow them down, Firemans Paving Contractors continued to strategize new ways to

How to Make Your Lillie Knox Application Stand Out 2022

Each year the Women’s Business Council – Southwest gives away cash awards of up to $20,000 via the Lillie Knox Investment Awards to support the business growth of WBEs within our region. Read below for some tips on how to make your application is complete and stands out this year:

Top Three Reasons to Attend Austin Insights - July 14th

Austin Insights is back in person on July 14th and better than ever! If you are a women-owned business in the Austin area, this event is for you and here are three reasons why you should attend. 1. Learn Strategies for Scaling Your Business - Have you hit a plateau in your business or are curious of where to grow next? Consider doing business with corporations and refining your company’s infrastructure. Join us to gain insights into supplier diversity, the obstacles you’re facing in achieving progress, and the four breakthroughs to growth. You’ll walk away knowing how to prepare to do business