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Sam Houston 79 Event To Celebrate Outstanding Bearkats

Nov. 4, 2023
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

sam 79 socialThe Sam Houston State University Alumni Association is honored to announce the inaugural Sam Houston 79 Business Award recipients. This outstanding group of 40 Bearkat owned or led businesses will be recognized during a luncheon on November 10 at The Citadel Houston Event Center. The event will celebrate the remarkable achievements of Bearkat Businesses, with the highlight being the unveiling of the 2023 Sam Houston 79 ranking.

The Sam Houston 79 is a prestigious initiative, aimed at identifying, acknowledging and commemorating the outstanding growth and success of businesses within the SHSU Bearkat community. To be eligible for consideration, businesses must be owned or operated by SHSU alumni, and they are required to submit financial documentation along with their application to demonstrate their eligibility. These Bearkat-associated businesses are not only excelling but also making significant contributions across a wide spectrum of industries and communities, showcasing the tangible impact of a SHSU education in the professional world.

Sam Houston 79 event sponsors include Whitley Penn Acct., Sun Coast Resources, LLC, A&C Plastics, and Murray Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. / Westair Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.

Congratulations to the 2023 Sam Houston 79 awardees.  (Listed alphabetically)

  •, Inc.
  • A&C Plastics, Inc.
  • Ace Handyman Services- The Woodlands
  • Alpha Leonis Drip, Organic Blended Juices &Teas
  • America's Angels Child Placing Agency
  • Anahuac National Bank
  • Baytown Ice Co.
  • CB&A, Realtors
  • CMI of Texas Insurance Group, LLC
  • Country Creek Animal Hospital
  • David Whittington Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • F5 Insurance Solutions, LLC
  • Faith and Fire Photo & Film
  • GR Construction
  • HomeLand Properties, Inc.
  • In Pace Builders, LLC
  • Industrial Scale Company, Inc.
  • Joint and Spine Center
  • Legendary Inspection Group, LLC
  • Limelight Films
  • MedInc of Texas, LLC
  • Murray Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
  • Next Great Job
  • Parham Dental Team
  • Piggyback Cabling, LLC
  • PPI Security
  • Reel Connection Media, Inc.
  • Rick Hanna, CBO
  • Rucker Equipment Co.
  • Scott Graham Piano
  • Stone Cold Meats
  • Sun Coast Resources, LLC
  • Superior Midstream LLC
  • the Castle Collection
  • The Cole Group
  • The Hat Store
  • TNT Security Solutions, LLC
  • V's Barbershop Fulshear/Katy - Burnett Ventures
  • Westair Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.
  • Wildseed Farms Inc.

The luncheon takes place at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10. Tickets are $100 for individuals or $1000 for a sponsored table of eight. Event registration is available online.

Sam Houston 79 Business Award nominations are open year-round, and submissions may be completed online

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