2011 WTAMU Enterprise Center Annual Report

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2011 annual report The WTAMU Enterprise Center is a center for entrepreneurial development. Through an entrepreneurial community and the process of incubation, the Enterprise Center economic development throughout our region. captures each entrepreneur’s uniqueness and catalyzes innovation and “Top athletes and singers have coaches, shouldn’t you?” We develop top performers. * The Center for Entrepreneurial Development

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  • 2011

    annualreport

    The WTAMU

    Enterprise Center

    is a center for

    entrepreneurial

    development.

    Through an

    entrepreneurial

    community and

    the process of

    incubation, the

    Enterprise Center

    economic

    development

    throughout our

    region.

    captures each

    entrepreneurs

    uniqueness and

    catalyzes

    innovation and

    Top athletes

    and singers

    have coaches,

    shouldnt

    you?

    We develop top performers.*

    The Center for Entrepreneurial Development

  • W A E S P T M E D E L A H U V T T O N L T S O O O R A Y V O IO L I N R H A C R H A N I D S D D P N N P I I T R T T N T D NB E M I O S T U U D P I T S E Y L N S O S S U E S A T S C S DG A I N A U R A A F E R E D I C H O N I C S T C C F S G A R EA D T S T P S S R S L Y A S E V O C A T I O N C O F F E E S LR E U A I A N T R O P S N A R T X A J A T A F N I A S U F M SA R R T N T O O S S R E D L I U B E T I S N A C I R E M A T IU S O R D S R H R S O C V S E N G M O V U U E O P O O D O A DS H I I N R R A C A U I D N T E Y G Q A O E A F T D N S Y A WS I B M A A I S W D I V T C T S R A W D C I D D N E W E B H SA P S I R A S O D E E R O S A E C J I L A A S W V D C E L T TS A A A L S A C D S T E T D E K L S P E E D P A I N T I N G CT M I N O I U S M E T S Y S G N I D L I U B K C O R P A C E SO A O I I R D A I D A Y S H M S I G D F D S S T T W I A A O IN R A M H C I T R A I R E I R E O F T H R A E I A I V O A I RE I N A S O O A I R P O R C R N S S S S E A C N H L L P D I NY L O L T S V A L T E S V E I H H I A I P E I E I V I S M R SH L E I S C I F O D M I P T T O C C Y L L R A O I W A A S E LO O O N E E D I H E T V R I L N I F A G N L E S E S Z L H P OL A O N O V E L P L U D O N R I I L O N D G E I R A W R T I DL N A O S S O I T L A A O N I I Q C L E A D I N G E D G A S CO D E V I S S I S I P T F S S B D U I S C N A N A H S O N B RW C L A T A Y S N K I N A N T V F N I A S I O S F F S O S R SD A N T L F S S O S H I M A Z T S N S D P E F F A A D C S E OE N L I N M T T S R O O A L P N S M E T S Y S F R U M D E C ES Y I O P G E N T R E P R E N E U R S O A I D T O I Y M A E JI O E N N H M T E A N Y I I I C E N C Y C S D B O W O K S R R

    G N I S I T S R E V D A L A T I G I D D E H S I L B A T S E QN S F M R C A O F L S W L C W A I S O N N I C I N T S L W H DT I I O R I S A P G T A O V N F H C V I A E I O F G A H F O NO L I M A S A A A A N E I A C N R A L E I I N T S E N E S W P

    Waypoint Advisory ServicesTascosa Hot Sauce

    Stoney Hollow DesignSpeed PaintingSkilled Trades

    Servpro of AmarilloSage Oil Vac

    Posh PincPerdue Acoustics

    Norris Audio Video SystemsNanoFrio

    Murf SystemsLiquid Siding

    Leadership Amarillo and CanyonLaw Office of Chris Stewart

    Jax TransportInterra

    Fanellis Finest

    Established Digital AdvertisingEntrepreneurs

    English Field AviationDichonics

    Caprock Building SystemsBarZ Wines

    Animal InnovationsAmerican Site Builders

    Air Oasis

    Whos Hatching? {clients}

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    p2-3 directors message p4-5 incubation works new clients

    p6-7 amarillo enterprize challenge 2011 recipients

    p2-3 programs facilities

    p4-5 economic data team

    p6-7 partners and collaborations connections

    p2-3 youth entrepreneur development

    p4-5 community of entrepreneurs

    p6-7 looking ahead

    The Center for Entrepreneurial Development

    The mission of the WTAMU En-terprise Center is to apply the principles of business incubation as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurial development in or-der to foster economic growth for Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle region.

    Business incubation is a dynamic process of entrepreneurial devel-opment. The support and synergy found through the Enterprise Cen-ter help entrepreneurs overcome risk, isolation, and barriers to suc-cess.

    Our VisionTo create an area-wide entrepre-neurial culture by:

    Providing facilities to entrepreneurs that allow them to reduce risks, to lower capital and operating costs, and to assist with their early success.

    Providing individual coaching and business-building training programs that teach best business practices, foster competitiveness, and em-power entrepreneurs to become self-sufficient.

    Providing education, leadership, and encouragement for innova-tion and creativity.

    Providing a model for entrepre-neurial excellence.

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  • {directors message}

    Dear Valued Partners,

    This was a defining year for the Enterprise Center. It was a year filled with transition, growth, and optimism for the future.

    Our theme was building a community of entrepreneurs, and our desire was to energize and accelerate entrepre-neurs by enhancing our programs, services and our space.

    The first item on the agenda for community building, es-pecially in this legislative year, was a focus on long-term sustainability resources, programs for assisting entre-preneurs, and environmental sustainability. Through an en-gagement with Business Cluster Development, a consulting group, we conducted broad-based community interviews with stakeholders and clients. The recommendations pro-vided insight to our role in fostering successful business in Amarillo and the surrounding region. That study, coupled with our strategic plan, formed the plan of work for the re-mainder of the year, and beyond.

    In 2011, we began construction to accommodate additional conference space, office space, a coworking area and a com-mercial kitchen. These new spaces open up a new realm of possibilities for food manufacturing, new knowledge-based businesses and collaborative work space for those in the community who want to network and be part of a growing, energetic environment for entrepreneurs.

    We also expanded our programs to include a weekly pre-incubation program that helps founders in the development and commercialization of an idea, called Idea Village. This program engages entrepreneurs at the idea stage so that they begin to see the real market opportunity for their idea, and helps them communicate it to potential investors and custom-ers who have a need for the problem they solve.

    We were awarded an EDA University Centers grant to foster and promote entrepreneurial culture throughout the region. Partner-

    ing with LeadingEDG, a new company focused on business facilitation and economic development, we assist start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs in communities throughout the region. Other activities include commercialization of technology, sales training, and partnerships with local news affiliates to promote entrepreneurship as a way of life.

    This year we added 13 clients to the incubation community. We are at 85% occupancy. Not only are we experiencing tremendous growth and acceleration among our client com-panies, we are also seeing increased demand in five distinct sectors: manufacturing, distribution/logistics, food, agricul-ture technologies and clean technologies. So, in an effort to support our mission as a catalyst for innovation and en-trepreneurial development, we took a glance into the future of the Enterprise Center, and we proposed the acquisition of 2.5 acres of land that will expand our entrepreneurial cam-pus to more than 70,000 square feet.

    We are blessed to have a fun, hardworking team, coachable clients and a fantastic array of partner organizations who make entrepreneurial development in the Panhandle region possible.

    Im pleased to present this years annual report. In an ef-fort to expand our thriving entrepreneurial community, Incubation Works!

    We are blessed to have a fun, hardw

    orking team,

    coachable clients and a fantastic array of partner organizations w

    ho make entrepreneurial

    development in the Panhandle region possible.

    Incubation and the entrepreneurial community...

  • {david terry}

  • incubation

    Successful entrepreneurs thrive in an environment of their peers where camaraderie, accountability, and creativity are present. The Enterprise Center is evolving into a culture that depicts this professional entrepreneurial environment. This is a place where you can be real, where you can explore the possibilities to realize your dreams and be part of a family of diverse and dynamic entrepreneurs.

    Much of this culture is directly derived from the coaching experience. Whether internal or external, all clients receive hands-on management assistance and coaching from experienced coaches.

    Coaching is a catalyzing relationship that accelerates the process of great performance. Through this collaborative

    partnership, we connect with clients at the deep personal level of beliefs, values and vision

    The Enterprise Center welcomed 13 clients in 2011

    American Site BuildersBarZWineryCaprock BuildersDichonicsEnglish Field AviationEstablished Digital AdvertisingFanellis Finest

    JAX TransportLeadingEDGLiquid Siding of AmarilloMurf SystemsNanoFrioSpeed Painting

    Graduated 1 client

    Interra

  • worksClients of the WTAMU Enterprise Center receive a variety of services through incubation including:

    Goal oriented strategic planning and business coaching from experienced coaches

    Hands-on management assistance

    Networking and training opportunities

    Access to state-of-the-art conference and training rooms

    Reduced cost of Enterprise Center sponsored training events

    Access to shared office services & reduced cost, flexible leases with expandable space

    Why Incubation?

    The incubation process allows entrepreneurs to preserve capital and gain external support to accelerate their businesses growth. Through business incubation, the Enterprise Center captures each entrepreneurs uniqueness and offers support and customized services to maximize businesses

    potential.

    The Egg

    The WT Enterprise Center offers pre-incubation services that assist entrepreneurs in taking their ideas and concepts to market. Our pre-incubation services and programs assist in discovering the viability and the opportunity for an idea to become a success. We provide hands-on guidance for entrepreneurs to make their first steps while minimizing risk and

    isolation.

    The Hatch

    Incubation combines facility resources, support services, strategic consulting and coaching to achieve ambitious results in an accelerated time frame. The support and synergy from the Enterprise Center help entrepreneurs lower risks, overcome isolation, and break down

    barriers to success.

    Whos Hatching

    Enterprise Center clients are basic-industry businessesones that primarily export their products or services outside the Amarillo area, bringing new money into our local economy. Industries currently supported by the Enterprise Center include wind technology, construction, environmental technology, manufacturing, information technology, food manufacturing, sales, service and distribution, graphic design, and

    medical technology.

    Leaving The Nest

    The ultimate goal of incubation is to launch profitable, sustainable entrepreneurial companies. Graduation is determined cooperatively based on mastery of core business functions; for most companies, it will take place within three to five

    years.

    not for chickens

  • Good plans shape good decisions. Thats why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true. - Lester Robert Bittel (b. 1918), writer

    The Amarillo Enterprize Challenge is a program of the WTAMU Enterprise Center, funded by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation, designed to help entrepreneurs expand an existing business or launch a new business. Everyone who participates gains a better understanding of how to develop and follow a realistic business plan, and qualifying entrants can request a share of $500,000 in capital funding grants. Through coaching and consultation, the WTAMU Enterprise Center guides entrepreneurs through the funding process.

    To date, through the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge program, 52 businessess have received cash grants of as much as $100,000 each, totaling more than $3 million in grants over the past 16 years. Altogether, these firms have created 327 new jobs and brought more than $27.3 million into the Amarillo economy. In addition, these companies have invested more than $6.7 million in additional capital since receiving their grants.

    1552Total # of entrepreneurs that have participated in the business planning process through Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge

    52Total # of businesses funded

    76.09%% of businesses funded by AEC that are still in business

    $3 millionTotal amount of $ invested

    327Total # of jobs added

    $27.3 millionTotal revenues added

    $6.7 millionTotal additional capital invested

    98Average # of entrepreneurs that receive business planning assistance each year through AEC workshops/consultation (September - January)

    2010-2011Dr. Neil Terry WTAMU COBEddie Scott Greenways of AmarilloAmy Henderson Amarillo National BankElliott McKinney IPSJill Dana McDonalds

    2009-2010Don Sanders Sir SpeedyChris Stewart Stewart Law FirmMark Marrs Interstate BankDr. Neil Terry WTAMU COBEddie Scott Greenways of Amarillo

    2008-2009John Marmaduke HastingsDr. Anne Macy WTAMU FinanceDon Sanders Sir SpeedyChris Stewart Stewart Law FirmMark Marrs Interstate Bank

    2007-2008Aaron Sage Sage Oil VacBrett Taylor MicroFourMarvin Franz Wells Fargo BankDr. Anne Macy WTAMU FinanceJohn Marmaduke Hastings

    2006-2007Karen Suhr-Hicks CastersDr. Barry Duman WTAMU ManagementAaron Sage Sage Oil VacBrett Taylor MicroFourMarvin Franz Wells Fargo Bank

    2005-2006Melody Brenna MilestoneSam Spradlin TechsprayGregg Jordan Amarillo National Bank Dr. Barry Duman WTAMU ManagementKaren Suhr-Hicks Casters

    2004-2005Tony Freeman Trafton PrintingMichele Fortunato Brown, FortunatoMelody Brenna MilestoneSam Spradlin TechsprayGregg Jordan Amarillo National Bank

    2003-2004Kerry Adair Plains National BankJean Walker WTAMU Finance, Econ., Ed.Charlie Sammann Backyard AdventuresTony Freeman Trafton PrintingMichele Fortunato Brown, Fortunato

    2002-2003Dr. Billy Smith AQHARoger McCoy McCoy Myers & AssociatesKerry Adair Plains National Bank Jean Walker WTAMU Finance, Econ., Ed.Charlie Sammann Backyard Adventures

    2001-2002Gary Wells First State BankJohnny Coker Arden-ParadiseDr. John Cooley WTAMU COBDr. Billy Smith AQHARoger McCoy McCoy Myers & Associates

    2000-2001 Dr. John Cooley WTAMU COBGreg Meador Fellers-AmarilloCindy Kyle Amarillo Hardware Co. Gary Wells First State BankJohnny Coker Arden-Paradise

    Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge Judges

  • nanoFRIO, LLC

    nanoFRIOs advanced technology is proven, revolutionary and capable of creating a worldwide center for production of energy conserving components. nanoFRIO will manufacture its unique core component in Amarillo under five issued patents. nanoFRIO will produce ultra high efficiency cooling and air conditioning systems that use only 10% of the electrical energy of conventional systems.

    American Site Builders, LLC

    American Site Builders (ASB) is a civil concrete contractor for the energy and utility industries. ASB specializes in deep drilled pier concrete foundations for electrical components for substations, transmission lines, wind turbines, and power generation plants.

    Jax Transport, LLC

    JAX Transport is a corporation that provides on time food transportation and distribution services throughout the entire 48 states via (truck/trailer) semi trucks and 53 refrigerated trailers.

    English Field Aviation

    English Field Aviation, established in 2010 is an aviation inspection and repair facility. English Field performs inspections, parts, service and repairs for private airplanes and service ground equipment for major airlines at Amarillo airport.

    Posh Pinc

    Posh Pinc, established in 2006, is a business-to-business manufacturer and distributor of hair bows, accessories and apparel. Products include bows, headbands, hats, paci clips, flowers, clippies, bow holders and tutus for childrens fashion.

    Dichonics Corp.

    Dichonics is a medical device company formed in 2010 and is derived from the word dichotic which means two different acoustic signals (sounds). Dichonics technology involves using complex mixtures, different in each ear, to neurologically cancel tinnitus.

    2011 Recipients

    Past EnterPrize Challenge winnersActuaries & AssociatesAE & CS Inc.Air OasisAirupsAKSYS Group LLCAmarillo Cattle FeedersAmarillo Design Bureau IncAmarillo TortillasAmerican Site BuildersAnderson Automotive, Inc.Brush Eaters Inc.Canyon Creek Soap CompanyCherished Petals Inc.Cooke Electrical Contractors Inc.Country Harmony Plastics Inc.

    Dichonics CorporationDrugAssistant, LLCEnglish Field AviationFilm Amarillo Filter MaxG&M Global Enterprises Inc.Headsets, Inc.Hide-A-Bed Trailer MFG.Hoop 10ICF Direct Service Center Inc.Innovative Product Solutions, LLCISR Filtration INCJax Transport LLCKelly & CoLa Tapatia

    Midwest Fab and ConstructionMilestone ArchitecturalMVC, Inc.Nanofrio, LLCNutri-Chem Inc.Original ConditionPedal PaddlePerdue AcousticsPilgrim Co. INCPlaskaPlasmac Inc.Posh PincRamblin ProseRoberts Ditching LLCSage Oil Vac, Inc.

    Skilled Trades CompanySouthCross Operating, LLCSouthern Magnolia Equipment Co.Speed Painting, Inc.Storm Track Shelters Inc.Support Hose StoreTascosa Hot SauceTexas Film/Film AmarilloTiernan Aeration, Inc.Tri State Panel Systems Inc.Virtual Drive ManagementWayPoint Advisory Services, Inc.Wheeler Foggers, LLC

    Funded by

  • 2011 L&L Speakers:

    Joab Perdue, CEO Perdue Accoustics

    Pattilou Dawkins President Wolflin Village

    Derek Neill Founder In Pursuit of Wellness IPOW

    John Sturgeon Financial Advisor, Owner Party Stop

    Victor Leal Owner Leals

    Monty Dixon Founder Wine Maker BarZWines

    Adair Buckner Attorney at Law

    Jody Holland Murf Systems

    Josh Wood Wood Financial

    Brent McClure CEO NewsChannel10

    Dr. James Hallmark West Texas A&M University

    programs

    Enterprising Ideas Annual attendance: 75Enterprising Ideas Quarterly Training is a half-day program with hands-on facilitated workshops. These workshops are designed to provide entrepreneurs and established businesses managers with critical evaluation tools and action steps needed to maximize growth and profitability.

    2011 Enterprising Ideas Speakers:

    1st Quarter: Sincere Selling, with Real Results Presented by: Coco Duckworth, CEO Encourage Consulting

    2nd Quarter: What do you know about Culture? Presented by: Hiliare Henthorne, Passionate Purpose Coaching

    3rd Quarter: Five Musts for the Modern Day Entrepreneur Presented by: Tracy Hays, Hays and Hays, CPAs

    4th Quarter: Create a sales system and get in front of the customers you want to Presented by: Amy Keuper, Initial Call

    Idea Villiage Participants: 5Idea Village is a pre-incubation program designed for a group setting in which WT Enterprise Center staff work directly with entrepreneurs and founders. The collaborative work space makes for a dynamic process that allows an entrepreneur to find the real business value inside their innovations. Idea Village was launched in 2011 as the cornerstone program for pre-incubation services. 4 businesses launched.

    The WTAMU Enterprise

    Center strives to provide timely

    entrepreneurial training programs

    for incubator clients and the business

    community. Through

    networking events, collaborative

    training events and on-going

    group coaching programs, the

    WTAMU Enterprise Center empowers

    our business community to grow

    and excel.

    Lunch & Learn Annual event attendance: 522For the fourth year, area entrepreneurs come together to share the Big Idea that catapulted their business to the next level. This monthly networking event has consistently grown year over year, providing a connection point for entrepreneurs throughout our community.

  • Almost as hard as finding your first customer is following up with your second.Not anymore-

    The Enterprise Center continues to grow. At year end 2010, 78% of our leasable space was occupied. 2011 brought an additional 13 incubation clients and a need for additional shared space and amenitites to support sector focus.

    Leased office space increased 20% from 2010 and provided tangible proof of a need to pursue sustainable processes, facilities and relationships to support the growth of our entrepreneurial community.

    {facilities}

    Shared facilities include: CoWorks, a designated coworking space. Shared workspace with shared printers and office resources. Two private conference rooms with audio/video and teleconference technology. A state-of the art training room. Break rooms-with full kitchens, showers and lockers for production support staff. All shared facilities are Wi-Fi enabled and utilize VOIP phone systems, providing flexibility throughout the building.

    Over 101 days were reserved for collaborative client meetings in our conference room in 2011. Eighty four events held in the training room at the Enterprise Center in 2011. The Enterprise Center is the Center for Entrepreneurial Development.

    The Enterprise Center currently offers client companies: 10 production spaces ranging from 840 sq. ft to 1764 sq. ft per space.

    Production space amenities include dock-high accessibility, gas, water, air conditioning, warehouse space with some including attached office space.

    24 office spaces ranging from 152 sq. ft to 269 sq. ft. Office amenities include networked server accessibility, carpet, and whiteboard space.

    Innovative and flexible facilities are essential to entrepreneurial development and growth. Graduated flexible lease rates allow Enterprise Center clients to move 2-3 times within the facility as growth occurs, preserving more capital for business growth and strengthening the community engagement within the Enterprise Center.

    Production Space:8,543 sq. ft.

    Office Space:4,095 sq. ft.

    78%Total Leased

    12,638 sq. ft.

    70%Production

    5,988 sq. ft.

    22%Available

    2,750 sq. ft.

    95%Office

    3,900 sq. ft.

  • economic impact dataand Accomplishments

    Wed like to put an end to your small business.

    The Enterprise Center connects entrepreneurs to valuable resources and provides

    training and networking opportunities catalyzing innovation throughout

    our business community.

    **All economic impact data is measured and reported based on West Texas A&M University fiscal year Sept. 1, 2009 August 31, 2010.

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    643Combined attendance for entrepreneurial training programs including Enterpris-ing Ideas, Lunch & Learn, Idea Village and the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge was 643 in 2011. Through these programs, entrepreneurs and business managers have been trained with the critical evaluation tools and action steps needed to maximize the growth and profitability of their business.

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  • 2011 Advisory Board

    Core Values

    Coco DuckworthChairDirector & OwnerEncourage Consulting

    Gary SageAdvisory MemberSage Oil Vac, Inc.

    Dr. Neil TerryAdvisory MemberWTAMU

    Mark WingateAdvisory MemberMVC, Inc.

    Chris StewartAdvisory MemberLaw Office of Chris Stewart, PC

    Brad MartinAdvisory Member ScottCo

    Mark MarrsAdvisory Member Interstate Bank

    Debra McCarttAdvisory Member Pantex

    Johnny MizeAdvisory Member Self Employed

    David PrescottAdvisory Member Talon, LPE

    WTAMU Enterprise Center team

    Ann StanfordAdministrative Services CoordinatorAnn Stanford has been in administrative office management for almost 30 years. She now serves as Administrative Services Coordinator for the WTAMU Enterprise Center, where she is responsible for all administrative services including lease management, building access, bookkeeping, purchasing and vendor relationships, and financial reporting. Ann was recognized by the Amarillo chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals as member of the year in 2010. Ann and her husband, Steve, own S&M Automotive in Borger, Texas.

    Melissa KalkaClient Services CoordinatorMelissa Kalka grew up in an entrepreneurial family in Amarillo. She owned and managed a successful retail store for more than 20 years. Melissas unique background provides an added value to clients of the WTAMU Enterprise Center. In her role as Client Services Coordinator, she is responsible for client communication and reception. She will often be the first person a potential client will encounter. In addition, she is responsible for database management, events and program coordination, and client communication.

    Drew Whipple Facilities ManagerDrew Whipple has 10 years experience in the construction industry and 22 years experience in turf grass/lawn maintenance. He attained a Bachelor of Science degree from West Texas A&M University in 1991.

    As a former business owner, Drew can empathize with the needs of entrepreneurs. He serves as the Facilities Manager for the WTAMU Enterprise Center, working diligently to maintain facilities and to create a great working environment for entrepreneurs to start and grow.

    Brian Whipple Program CoordinatorBrian Whipple received his BBA in Marketing from West Texas A&M University in 2010, and has now filled the position of Program Coordinator at the WT Enterprise Center. In this position, Brian assists in the implementation of the programs at the WTAMU Enterprise Center in order to build the entrepreneurial community. Brian will be starting and managing the coworking space for the WTAMU Enterprise Center, and will be assisting pre-incubation entrepreneurs through early stage trainings and programs. Brian also fills the role of social media manager, and assists in other day-to-day marketing efforts.

    David Terry, MBA, CEGExecutive DirectorBusiness CoachDavid Terry cofounded the WTAMU Enterprise Center with his mentor, Mr. Don Taylor. David has received CEG certifications through Coach University and is pursuing ACC credentialing through the International Coaching Federation.

    In addition to coaching entrepreneurs, David leads the WTAMU Enterprise Center as Executive Director. David currently serves on the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Business Council and is 1st Vice Chair of the National Business Incubation Association board of directors and a member of its executive committee. David also owns ChopChop Japanese Steakhouse.

    Jeff Reid, B.B.A., CEGIncubator DirectorBusiness CoachJeff Reid is a long-time resident of the Texas Panhandle. His experiences as a banker and small business owner have uniquely positioned him to understand the many issues his clients face on a daily basis. Jeff has received CEG certification through Coach University and pursing a Master of Science degree in economic development & entrepreneurship from the University of Houston in Victoria.

    In addition to his coaching responsibilities, as Incubator Director Jeff manages the Enterprise Centers day-to-day operations, monitors and evaluates processes within the incubator program, and assists in the development and implementation of client training programs. He is keenly interested in helping his clients achieve their personal goals.

    Cori Burns, MBA, CEGAdministrative Services and Marketing DirectorCori Burns has consulted and coached entrepreneurial companies through strategic planning and growth for more than 12 years. Cori has received CEG certification through Coach University and is a member of the National Business Incubation Association, Texas Business Women and the Amarillo Young Professionals.

    In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Cori is responsible for all communications, advertising, evaluation of client performance and program implementation. In addition to her role with the WTAMU Enterprise Center, Cori owns Cori Burns Consulting, an advertising and marketing consulting company. Cori was named a Top 20 under 40 business professional by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce in 2011.

    Clockwise from top left:

    David TerryDrew WhippleBrian Whipple

    Jeff ReidCori Burns

    Melissa KalkaAnn Stanford

    We are committed to helping our clients achieve business growth, profits, and long-term sustainability. We are committed to using creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking to assist clients and improve our programs. We are committed to accomplishing our work with honesty, open accountability,

    and integrity. We are committed to having the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources needed to guide our clients to success. We are committed to the wise investment of public funds, to operating in an efficient and frugal manner, and to being good stewards all our resources.

  • Innovation doesnt happen in a vacuum. Youre never alone. No one has the key just by himself.

    {partners and collaborations}

    The WTAMU Enterprise Center collaborates with organizations, industry leaders and entrepreneurs world-wide. As a leader and member within

    the economic development community and the National Business Incubation Association, we strive to provide resources and connections

    to budding innovators and growth oriented companies, growing our local economy and our entrepreneurial community. Collaborations with innovators and economic development partners are key to our success

    and the success of our entrepreneurial clients.

    Amarillo Chamber of Commerce

    Amarillo College

    Amarillo EDC

    Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Borger EDC

    Dumas EDC

    Economic Development Administration

    Emerging Technology Fund

    The High Ground of Texas

    Leadership Amarillo & Canyon

    Leading EDG

    National Business Incubation Association

    Ogalalla Commons

    Pampa EDC

    Perryton CDC

    State of Texas

    Tech Fort Worth

    Texas A&M University

    Texas Business Women

    Texas Agrilife Extension

    Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center

    Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corp.

    University Economic Development Association

    WendyKennedy.com

    West Texas Angel Network

    WTAMU Small Business Development Center

    West Texas A&M University

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  • We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth

    for the future. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

    The WTAMU Enterprise Center develops entrepreneurs of all levels

    and in 2011 continued an internship program designed to educate

    and develop young entrepreneurial minded WTAMU students

    pursuing a career in business. Our interns support incubator clients

    through special projects and are intimately involved in learning

    the business of incubation and what it takes to be a successful

    entrepreneur.

    Maegan Arnold, BA AdvertisingMA Mass Communications expected graduation December 2011September 2010 December 2011Now: Marketing Director, Laura Bush Foundation

    Brian Whipple, BBA with an emphasis in MarketingSeptember 2010- February 2011Now: Program Coordinator, WTAMU Enterprise Center

  • DECA:

    Brian and Jeff judged oral presentations by area high school students who were given a brief case study they had not previously seen. They were to identify the problems presented in the case study and provide plausible solutions. Winners advanced to the next round of competition.

    Ogallala Commons:

    The Enterprise Center hosted a summer Entrepreneur Tour and Workshop. The focus was learning about the Enterprise Center and the programs we offer, meeting and engaging with other students and hearing ideas from entrepreneurs.

    Participated in a community fair day in Nazareth which was focused on sharing ideas about how rural communities can improve economically as well as their quality of life. Brief presentation about entrepreneurship as a means of economic development.

    Participated and presented at the Youth Engagement day at Campo, Colorado. Spoke to a group of junior students about entrepreneurship and encouraged them to consider entrepreneurship as a career path.

    Judged the annual business plan competition which culminated with oral presentations at the Youth Entrepreneur Fair in Plainview. Schools represented were from Castro, Hale and Swisher counties.

    The WTAMU Enterprise Center also actively participates and supports entrepreneurial development at the high school level through the

    following programs in 2011:

    Amarillo Independent School District- Welcome to the Real World

    Canyon Independent School District- Pursuing Real Opportunities PRO Program

    River Road High School DECA competition

    Ogallala Commons Entrepreneurship Tour and Workshop

    Community Fair Day Nazareth- Texas

    Youth Entrepreneurship Day- Campo, Colorado

    Youth Entrepeneruship Fair Plainview, TexasCastro, Swisher and Hale Counties

    Advisory Board and Business Plan Competition for WTAMU Students In Free Enterprise

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  • ALL-WEATHER PROTECTIVE COATING

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  • Environmental Rehabilitation

    InTerra is leading the way with cutting edge technologies in the

    agricultural, maintenance and lubrication, and industrial

    energy industries

    Bob Patton, Owner/CEO

    806.206.82896716 Club Meadows DriveAmarillo, Texas 79124www.interraus.com

    joined the nest

    {3.09}

    InTerra is leading the way with cutting edge technologies in the

    agricultural, maintenance and lubrication, and industrial energy

    industries. InTerra is a clean technology company providing the

    most advanced products for soil fertility, restoration, reclamation,

    environmental mishaps, and proactive maintenance programs.

    Seven years of successful marketing (backed by thirty-five years of

    successful field trials and studies) and the highest quality humate based

    products in the market, places us as a leader in the industry. Interras

    agricultural products surpass expectations and perform to allow the

    farmer increases in quality, yield, and in turn, overall profits. Interras

    industrial and energy products allow safe, quick, and affordable on-

    sitecleanup and remediation of petroleum spills and mishaps. Along

    with the previous industries, the Generation 2 Filtration units can save

    money while saving the environment. The filtration units clean the oil

    and hydraulic fluids of engines and mechanical systems which means

    far less oil/hydraulic fluid changes.

    Interra is a 2011 Graduate of the WTAMU Enterprise Center incubation

    program. Interra expanded their operations, team and distribution

    space in November of 2011 and is on the way toward exponential

    growth.

    2011 ENTERPRISE CENTERGRADUATE

    2004 ENTERPRISE CENTERGRADUATE

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    reduces contaminants more efficiently than a HEPA filter without the high cost of replacing filters on a regular basis

    Air Oasis designs, manufactures, services, and sells

    air purification systems for residential and commercial

    use. Air Oasis nano HCT 9 Induct Technology,

    originally developed by Nasa, does not rely on filters

    and is virtually maintenance free. In fact, in many

    circumstances our AHPCO technology, reduces

    contaminants more efficiently than a HEPA filter

    without the high cost of replacing filters on a regular

    basis. This technology creates an extremely energy

    efficient air purifier that operates on a fraction of the

    electricity required by most air purifiers. Air Oasis

    purifies Odor-causing VOCs, Smoke, Mold, Bacteria,

    Viruses and other aeroallergens. Air Oasis produces

    Coutertop Air Santifiers, Car/Travel Air Santifiers,

    Commercial Air Santifiers, Induct Air Santifiers and

    various replacement parts.

    Jeff Bennert, FounderJon Bennert, CEO

    Phone: 1.806.373.7788 Toll-Free: 1.800.936.17643401 Airway Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79118E-mail: [email protected]

    joined the nest

    {5.10}

  • ASB has been providing power industry

    construction services for over 100 years

    American Site Builders was founded around four simple

    but powerful values: Safety, Quality, Performance and

    Honesty. Our industry knowledge and experience

    combined with our commitment to these core values

    are what drive our success. It is our belief that doing

    the right thing for our customers and employees each

    and every day gives us a sustainable advantage over

    our competition for the benefit of everyone we do

    business with, our customers, our employees and our

    partners.

    ASB is a civil concrete contractor for the energy and

    utility industries. ASB has been providing power industry

    construction services for over 100 years of combined

    management experience. Over the past 18 years, ASB

    has focused on transmission and substation projects

    and together, have completed over 600 commercial

    projects.

    In 2007, ASB relocated its headquarters from Coeur

    dAlene, Idaho to Amarillo, Texas to expand its service

    offerings to include the wind and solar industries.

    Dwayne Hoving, CEO

    3700 Business Park Drive Amarillo, Texas 79110www.americansitebuilders.com

    joined the nest

    {5.11}

  • Animal Innovations, Inc., produces a novel medication injection system platform (PerfectDose)

    Animal Innovations, Inc., located in Amarillo, Texas produces

    a novel medication injection system platform (PerfectDose)

    currently focused on improving the health and quality of beef

    cattle. Animal Innovations, Inc., in partnership with one of the

    worlds largest feedlot operators, and the involvement of Texas

    A&M University, has conducted extensive real world testing of

    the PerfectDose system. The product is currently being used

    in the market, saving feedlot operators thousands of dollars

    annually on wasted medication due to current improper dosing

    methods. PerfectDose is an intelligent dosage injection

    system, protected by multiple patents issued or pending,

    that allows for highly accurate weight-based injections to

    large animals including cattle, horses, pigs and others.

    PerfectDose is easy to use, efficient to operate, accurate, and

    economical. Animals are not over or under medicated which

    can retard recovery or produce other deleterious side effects.

    The inoculation information can be integrated in real time with

    the animals Radio-Frequency IDentification (RFID) or ear tag

    information and transmitted in real time to the customers

    central computer. Current customer testimonials have proven

    the patented PerfectDose system works with a dosage

    accuracy exceeding 99.95%.

    Gary Acker, Director of Manufacturing

    806.242.1000 2300 N. Western Amarillo, Texas www.animalinnovations.com

    joined the nest

    {11.08}

  • Today, with more than 170 commercial wineries, Texas is the

    fifth largest wine-producing state in the U.S., and the local

    industry continues to grow. The number of Texas wineries

    has doubled over the past five years and production has

    grown more than 30 percent to over 2.3 million gallons. The

    wine and grape industry in Texas has contributed greatly to

    the economic strength of the state. A 2007 economic study

    examining the statewide significance of wine making found

    that the Texas grape and wine industry had an impact of

    more than $1.35 billion and created almost 9,000 jobs.

    In the fall of 2008, the Texas Department of Agriculture

    awarded $250,000 in grants to ten vineyards committed to

    increasing their wine production.

    BarZWines is the only 100% Texas wine in our region.

    BarZWines are 100% from Panhandle grown grapes that are

    produced by hand at BarZWinery and distributed throughout

    the country. With three signature vintages in 2006 and

    3 more in 2007, BarZWines continues to grow and add

    diversity to our local economy.

    BarZWines ... 100% from Panhandle grown grapes ...

    produced by hand at BarZWinery and distributed throughout

    the country

    Monty Dixon, Founder Wine MakerAmber Dixon, Founder

    806.488.2214 PO Box 1080Canyon, Texas 79015www.BarZWines.com

    joined the nest

    {9.11}

  • a leading commercial construction company, general contractor, and steel erector in the area

    Founded in 2003, Caprock Building Systems of

    Amarillo, TX is a leading commercial construction

    company, general contractor, and steel erector in

    the area. Caprock Building Systems creates high

    quality buildings, superb steel erection, and provides

    impeccable service.

    Highly skilled project managers give 1-on-1 client

    attention throughout the entire process. Caprock

    Building Systems also maintains a consistently high

    level of professional care and responsibility on each

    job.

    Mark Gilbreath, General Manager

    806.468.8471 301 S. FanninAmarillo, Texas

    joined the nest

    {5.11}

  • Dichonics is a medical device company that uses sound

    technology to neurologically cancel tinnitus

    Dichonics was launched in 2011 by Paige Brittain

    and Dr. Les Dalton. Dichonics is a medical device

    company that uses sound technology to neurologically

    cancel tinnitus. Dr. Dalton a professor at West Texas

    A&M University, may have discovered a way to help

    permanently decrease or remove tinnitus, a condition

    that causes a constant, and often irritating, ringing in

    the ears. The American Tinnitus Association reports

    that tinnitus affects up to 50 million Americans. The

    causes of the condition vary but include hearing

    loss, exposure to loud noises, serious illnesses and

    consumption of substances such as nicotine, caffeine

    and medicine.

    Leslie Dalton, a professor at WTs speech and hearing

    clinic, has spent the past 12 years developing tinnitus

    treatment mostly delivered through the use of a chip,

    software and large headphones. The chip sends a

    quiet and pre-programmed sound to the headphones,

    changing the channels sound takes to reach the brain.

    Dichonics has a 74% success rate in reducing tinnitus

    Paige Brittain, CEODr. Les Dalton JR, Founder

    806.331.7898 2314 Lakeview DrAmarillo, TX 79109www.dichonics.com

    joined the nest

    {5.11}

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  • English Field Aviation is an aviation inspection and repair facility for private airplanes and service ground equipment

    English Field Aviation is an aviation inspection and

    repair facility located at the Rick Husband International

    Airport. English Field Aviation performs inspections,

    repairs and preventative maintenance on aircraft and

    aviation ground equipment. EFA currently provides 4

    main areas of service to the aviation industry: On-site

    service of private and commercial aircraft, field service

    of aircraft, ground equipment maintenance and repair,

    and part sales.

    Travis Lamance, Owner/COO

    806.372.7800 10001 American DriveAmarillo, Texas 79118

    joined the nest

    {5.11}

  • Over 1 billion of the worlds 4+ billion mobile phones are

    now smartphones and 3 billion are SMS enabled. In 2014,

    mobile internet usage will overtake desktop internet

    usage and already in 2011, more than 50% of all local

    searches are done from a mobile device. Many small and

    medium sized businesses find it difficult to compete with

    larger companies when it comes to technology. Cutting

    edge technology can create high benefits for businesses

    that are willing to embrace change.

    EDA provides small to medium sized businesses with

    the access and training to utilize the new business

    communications technologies. EDA enables smaller

    companies to apply first-to-market advantages allowing

    theme to compete with nation-wide chains and set

    themselves apart from competition by building mobile

    applications. EDA is a technology firm specializing in

    mobile, SMS, mobile app development and web coupons.

    Kim Silvia, Owner/CEOTerry Spone, OwnerBecca Spone, Owner1.806.316.51772300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texas 79124www.edatechcomm.com

    joined the nest

    {10.11}

    EDA is a technology firm specializing in

    mobile, SMS, mobile app development and

    web coupons

  • Fanellis Finest is a manufacturer of a one-of-a kind pasta and lasagna sauce

    Fanellis Finest is a manufacturer of a

    one-of-a kind pasta and lasagna sauce.

    Originated in Amarillo, Texas Fanellis Finest

    Sauce was first manufactured for retail sale

    in 1994 and sold in Amarillo, TX and Raton,

    NM. The Fanellis have since reorganized and

    started commercialization of the 175 year old

    Sicilian family recipe in 2011. The product

    line consists of Fanellis Finest Pasta and

    Lasagna sauce, with future plans for a sauce

    without mushrooms and a marinara. Lead

    distribution outlets for Fanellis finest include

    KeHE Foods, Inc and United Supermarkets.

    Fanellis Finest is the only gourmet lasagna

    sauce on the market.

    Travis Fanelli, Owner/CEOCarolyn Fanelli, OwnerDavid Fanelli, FounderLaurie Fanelli, Founder2300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texaswww.fanellisfinest.com

    joined the nest

    {9.11}

  • JAX Transport, LLC is a specialized transportation

    company located in Amarillo, Texas

    Founded in March of 2008, JAX Transport, LLC

    is a specialized transportation company located

    in Amarillo, Texas. JAX utilizes 53 refrigerated

    trailers and works in niche markets where it is

    possible to obtain access to specialized brokers

    and shippers. The company transports items

    such as frozen strawberries grown in Watsonville,

    CA for McDonalds, the award winning Pinot Noir

    crafted in Californias North Coast, which they

    deliver to Krogers DCs in Atlanta, GA and more.

    The company services the continental US.

    Shane Redline, Owner/CEO

    806.355.14636443 S. WesternAmarillo, TX 79124

    joined the nest

    {5.11}

  • Our team has handled federal trademarks for more than a decade

    The Law Office of Chris Stewart, P.C. is an

    intellectual property law firm that primarily serves

    West Texas. Although we focus our efforts on

    Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene, Midland-Odessa and

    Wichita Falls, our law firm serves clients in several

    states. We frequently serve as co-counsel or local

    counsel in intellectual property litigation. We have

    been retained to provide consulting expert work in

    intellectual property cases. Our offices are located

    in Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas.

    Our team has handled federal trademarks for more

    than a decade. We have obtained more federal

    trademark registrations than any other law firm in

    the Texas Panhandle and South Plains. We were

    recently named one of the Top Trademark Firms

    by Intellectual Property Today magazine for 2010

    and 2011. Our team is attorney Chris Stewart,

    paralegal Carl Mueller, paralegal Amy Dobberstein

    and office manager Melanie Stewart.

    Chris Stewart, P.C., Attorney

    301 S. Polk, suite 700Amarillo, Texas 79101806.331.5103

    joined the nest

    {8.09}

  • Leadership Amarillo & Canyon has educated and developed

    area leaders on the challenges facing our community

    Since 1981, Leadership Amarillo & Canyon

    (LAC) has educated and developed area leaders

    on the challenges facing our community. LAC

    offers a ten-month leadership development

    program designed to introduce leadership

    tools that will make better employees, leading

    to a better workplace, better families and

    ultimately a better community. Participants

    meet one day a month to learn and tour various

    businesses and industries in the community.

    The curriculum presented teaches participants

    first-hand knowledge of leadership and how

    these tools will have direct application for their

    business and personal lives.

    Sharon Miner, Executive Director

    806.322.20442300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texas 79124www.leadershipamarillo.org

    joined the nest

    {6.08}

  • ALL-WEATHER PROTECTIVE COATING

    Liquid Siding of Amarillo provides energy efficient, quality products for our customers that will help protect and update their home

    High Performance Exteriors & Glass (formerly Rasco

    Construction & Pampa Glass), dba Liquid Siding of

    Amarillo is an established local business that Kevin

    and Alissha Jefferis purchased in 2009 and 2010.

    Liquid Siding of Amarillo provides energy efficient,

    quality products for our customers that will help protect

    and update their home. With distribution throughout

    the Texas Panhandle, the product Liquid Siding is

    an alternative to exterior latex paint and vinyl siding

    that is waterproof, flexible and energy efficient. It is

    able to stretch up to 65% and still recover its original

    shape. This is important because buildings shift and

    settle over time which can result in cracks and splits.

    Because of its flexibility, Liquid Siding helps prevent

    that from happening and keeps any cracks that do

    develop hidden and sealed from the elements.

    Alissha & Kevin Jefferies, Owners

    806.665.81002300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texas 79124www.highperformanceexteriors.com

    joined the nest

    {12.11}

  • MuRF Systems was founded for the purpose of creating

    lasting cultural change

    MuRF Systems was founded for the purpose of creating

    lasting cultural change. It is our vision to be the

    definitive cure for relationship struggles in and out of

    the workplace. Through creating positive accountability,

    we have seen companies rocket forward to the success

    and profitability they have dreamed of attaining. We

    understand that low productivity, low morale, high

    turnover and employee apathy can be overwhelming.

    The markets that MuRF has had the opportunity

    to serve span across the globe and a number of

    industries. MuRF has developed industry specific tools

    in both healthcare and sales. We have tools that are

    ideal for benchmarking within any industry.

    Speaking and Training

    Employee Development

    Consulting

    E Learning

    Assessments, Surveys and Evaluation Toolsjoined the nest

    {10.11}

    Jody Holland, President

    806.410.0375 7420 Golden Pond Place - #400Amarillo, TX 79121www.murfsystems.com

  • NanoFRIO transforms unwanted heat energy to cool and dehumidify using patented technology

    nanoFRIO transforms unwanted heat

    energy to cool and dehumidify using

    patented technology. nanoFrio technology

    is based on the scientific principle of

    adsorption, a natural process whereby

    molecules of a gas or liquid adhere to the

    surface of a solid. nanoFrio products range

    from industrial chillers to air conditioners,

    dehumidifiers and other custom-designed

    applications. Applications include:

    dehumidifying systems, refrigeration,

    retrofitting existing cooling technologies,

    process cooling (industrial, manufacturing

    and agricultural).

    Lance Parker, CEO

    512.520.2775 2300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texas 79124

    joined the nest

    {5.12}

  • We constantly ask ourselves and others

    How can this be better?

    Norris Audio Video, LLC designs, sells, installs, and

    services quality audio, video, stage lighting, digital signage,

    security, emergency mass notification, and home theater

    systems. The company was created in 1996. Experience

    is the key to our success. The staff of Norris Audio Video,

    LLC has both depth and diversity of experience. We have

    been professional musicians, worship leaders, music

    teachers, acoustics designers, math teachers, touring

    audio engineers, construction workers, electronic systems

    designers, customer service agents, business men and

    women, community business leaders, and all the things

    you would expect in a business like ours, but so much

    more. We constantly ask ourselves and others How can

    this be better? We listen to our clients when they talk

    about needs, wants, frustrations, and successes. In short,

    we keep learning. We learn so we can make your events

    look and sound amazing. We learn so we can make your

    systems easier to understand and operate. We learn so

    we can make your events more enjoyable for everyone

    involved. Our future will no doubt be bright as we continue

    to build our skills, abilities, and knowledge for the sole

    purpose of serving you, our client, better.

    Michael Norris, Owner

    806.351.02807529 Canyon Dr.Amarillo, Texas 79110www.norrisav.com

    joined the nest

    {12.11}

  • Perdue Acoustics has specialized in controlling sound and eliminating echoes and loud uncontrolled noises ...

    Perdue Acoustics has specialized in controlling sound

    and eliminating echoes and loud uncontrolled noises in

    churches, schools, athletic facilities, and other commercial

    buildings all over the world for over twenty years. Our wall

    and ceiling acoustical treatments are the highest rated in

    the industry in all five areas of acoustical treatment ratings

    (absorption, durability, aesthetics, fire protection, and value).

    Perdue Acoustics patented Rockwool core products can be

    wrapped in fabric or vinyl to meet the aesthetic needs of

    any facility. Perdue Acoustics began in 1989 when founder

    Jay Perdue was asked by a friend, a Christian High School

    Band Director, to help with sound control in his music room.

    With experience from building Perdue Recording Studios,

    Jay was able to create a new, patentable, sound-absorbing

    product. Innovation and originality did not end in 1989 for

    Perdue Acoustics with six patented products and designs,

    including the Wedge, the 180 Diffusion Wells, patented

    core construction and the NEW fully Isolating Drum Booth,

    Perdue Acoustics continues to create cutting edge products

    to meet acoustical needs. Perdue Acoustics currently has

    two production plants in Amarillo, Texas and Erin, Tennessee

    Joab Perdue, CEOJay Perdue, Founder

    806.374.94024210 Hester Dr.Amarillo, Texas 79124www.perdueacoustics.com

    joined the nest

    {7.08}

  • accessories are manufactured in the United States by a fantastic

    staff of highly trained bow makers and accessories artisans

    Posh Pinc is a B2B manufacturer and distributor of

    hair accessories and apparels. Posh Pinc bows are

    hand sewn for ultimate durability. Posh Pinc has a

    unique mix of products, specially selected to maximize

    accessory sales in boutiques and resales shops. Posh

    Pinc produces all of the accessory basics, custom

    rhinestone embellished products, fun flowers, and

    fresh, trendy items. We work diligently to project a

    designer image to the consumer with beautiful, sharp

    packaging, logo and labels placed on most items. Posh

    Pinc fragrances products in their lines with the sweet,

    irresistible Haute Candy custom fragrance.

    Most of our accessories are manufactured in the

    United States by a fantastic staff of highly trained bow

    makers and accessories artisans. With three brands

    of accessories including Posh Pinc, Preppy Peanut and

    Chique Icing, Posh Pinc has expanded nationally and

    doubled their growth over the last year.

    Angel Hughes, Owner

    806.341.18742300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texas 79124www.poshpinc.com

    joined the nest

    {5.10}

  • Gary Sage invented theOil Vac on his Texas panhandle farm in 1993

    Gary Sage invented the Oil Vac on his Texas panhandle farm

    in 1993. He decided to come up with a better way to perform

    oil changes on his irrigation engines without spilling oil on him

    and the ground. What Sage developed was the first Oil Vac

    that had a single tank for vacuuming used oil directly from the

    irrigation engines oil pan.

    Sage manufactured Oil Vacs for area and regional farmers for

    the remainder of the 90s. In 2001, Sage made the decision

    to move to Amarillo, TX and operate Sage Oil Vac as a full-time

    business.

    Today, Sage Oil Vac is committed to bringing efficiency

    and environmental responsibility to all industries through

    innovative on-site fluid handling and maintenance products.

    Sage now has 21 dealers with 50 stores located in 13 states.

    The Sage Oil Vac team is still family-owned and operated

    to serve many markets - such as agriculture, construction,

    road building, oil & gas, mobile oil change businesses, the

    military and wind turbine gearbox maintenance - in the US

    and Canada. Sage Oil Vac, Inc. has international distributors

    in Europe, Canada, and Australia.

    Gary Sage, Founder/CEOAaron Sage, COO

    806.372.7559360 N. LakesideAmarillo, Texas 79118www.sageoilvac.com

    joined the nest

    {9.08}

    2011 ENTERPRISE CENTERGRADUATE

    2004 ENTERPRISE CENTERGRADUATE

  • With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is

    too large or too small for SERVPRO of

    West Amarillo

    SERVPRO of West Amarillo specializes in the cleanup

    and restoration of residential and commercial property

    after fire, smoke or water damage.

    ServPro staff is highly trained in property damage

    restoration. From initial and ongoing training at

    SERVPROs corporate training facility to regular The

    Clean Trust industry certification, the ServPro staff

    is equipped with the knowledge to restore property.

    With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no

    damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of

    West Amarillo.

    Mark & Jana Belew, Owners

    806.331.45551616 S. Kentucky St.Amarillo, Texas 79102www.servpro.com

    joined the nest

    {5.11}

  • We started with a small group of industry veterans who shared a vision to provide the core services of a Skilled Labor provider

    Skilled Trades started with a small group of industry

    veterans who shared a vision to provide the core services

    of a Skilled Labor provider with a higher level of service

    to both their clients, and their staff. Over a decade later,

    we still challenge ourselves with these very questions.

    We continually seek to improve our commitment

    and execution of these principles. Serving industries

    including: disaster recovery, industrial manufacturing,

    alternative energy, commercial, institutional, terminals &

    transmissions, petroleum refining, metals and minerals

    and food & beverage.

    SKILLED TRADES PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF SKILLED TRADES PEOPLE TO MEET INDUSTRY NEEDS. WE CAN PROVIDE SKILLED PERSONNEL IN ALMOST ANY TRADE INCLUDING:

    Carpenters Ironworkers Riggers

    Concrete Workers Low Voltage Technicians

    Roofers Drywallers Millwrights Welders

    Electricians Painters HVAC fabricators

    Pipefitters HVAC installers Plumbers

    And many more

    Braden Black, Owner/Founder/CEO

    1.877.475.45532300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texas 79124www.skilledtrades.com

    joined the nest

    {12.09}

  • Established in 1998, Speed Painting

    designs, produces and markets innovative

    products for the paint and sundries industry.

    Originally established as a paint contracting

    business, founders Richard and Dustin

    Speed designed an innovative set of tools

    for painting doors and cabinets on site and

    on schedule. This patented device increases

    efficiency and quality for commercial paint

    contractors. Speed Painting produces

    products locally and distributes products

    throughout the U.S.

    Products:

    Door DeckersTM

    Portable Rack

    Wall Rack

    Cabinet Door DeckersTM

    Speed Painting, produces products locally and distributes

    products throughout the U.S.

    Dustin & Christine Speed, Owners

    806.355.4360 11641 Indian Hill Rd.Amarillo, TX 79124email: [email protected]

    joined the nest

    {12.09}

  • D E S I G N

    Stoney Hollow Design Studio de-signs and implements attractive and functional products that achieve great results

    Stoney Hollow Design Studio joined the WTAMU

    Enterprise Center in 2009. What started with the

    passion of one entrepreneur is now evolving to a full

    scale design firm, specifically focused on innovative,

    personal, and creative designs for entrepreneurial,

    growth-oriented companies and organizations.

    Stoney Hollow Design works closely with clients who

    include marketing directors within large organizations

    to entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to

    creatively differentiate themselves within their market.

    Stoney Hollow Design focuses on building a relationship

    that results in the best possible product, whether its a

    logo, an illustration, a fun and original photo shoot, or

    an entire creative process to brand a product or service

    from the inside of the organization out. Stoney Hollow

    Design Studio designs and implements attractive and

    functional products that achieve great results.

    joined the nest

    {3.09}

    Shane Blucher, Owner/Designer

    806.331.51032300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texas 79124www.stoneyhollowdesign.com

  • Customer satisfaction is an extremely important ...

    as are the many valuable relationships that

    have developed ...

    Tascosa Hot sauce proudly produces an Original, Extra Hot,

    and Mild sauce, handmade daily with no preservatives.

    The original flavor was developed in a small tortilla factory

    during the 1950s in Amarillo, Texas. The Extra Hot and Mild

    products were added mid 90s when business transitioned

    solely to a hot sauce company.

    Melody Branum is President & CEO of Tascosa Hot

    Sauce, and has been in business since 1991. Customer

    satisfaction is extremely important to her, as are the many

    valuable relationships that have developed from being a

    business owner.

    Future plans: For Tascosa Hot Sauce, include expanding

    our product line and adding an Extra Hot with Habaneras,

    a Chunky Style, and a Gourmet Sauce. Tascoa Hot Sauce

    manufactures their sauce in Amarillo, Texas in the WTAMU

    Enteprise Center and distributes to Affiliated Foods, Drug

    Emporium, McCarty Hull, Walgreens, Goody Goody Liquor,

    Walmart and 29 United Supermarket Stores across Texas.

    Melody Branum, Owner/CEO

    806.373.78232300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texas 79124www.tascosahotsauce.com

    joined the nest

    {4.09}

  • Waypoint Advisory Services is the area leader in credit union auditing and consulting

    Waypoint Advisory Services Inc. is the area leader in

    credit union auditing and consulting. In April 2011,

    Waypoint Advisory Services Inc. was formed as a

    combination of Barrett T. Lynch, LLC and Greg R.

    Schmidt, LLC, serving nearly 50 federally insured

    credit unions in and around the Texas Panhandle.

    Waypoint provides the following services to federally

    insured credit unions: annual audit services,

    periodic internal control tests, facilitated strategic

    planning sessions, compliance tests and policy

    development, bi-annual account verifications,

    fraud and account investigation and staff and

    director training. Current markets include West

    Texas, southeast portion of Colorado and parts of

    Oklahoma as far east as Tulsa. Expansion plans

    include partnerships with firms in North Carolina,

    South Carolina, Ohio and DFW, Texas.

    Barret T. Lynch, PresidentGreg R. Schmidt, CPA, CFE-CEO

    855.275.92972300 N. WesternAmarillo, Texas 79124

    joined the nest

    {5.12}

  • Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability do not exist. We are collaborators in creation. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    The Enterprise Center engaged with Business Cluster Development, a consulting group, and conducted a broad based community study inclusive of community interviews with stakeholders and clients. In 2011, this study and our success has given us insight to our role in fostering successful entrepreneurial development within our community and the surrounding region.

    With our current facility now inclusive of a commercial, shared-use kitchen, a coworking space, more office space and conditioned production space, our nest is full. Economic impact studies show that the cost per job for incubator companies is less than $5000 and the average wage created per employee is over $35,000.

    As we look ahead to diversified industries in our region our focus lies in Kitchen/Food Ag Tech Manufacturing Distribution/Logistics Clean Tech

    This focus, combined with the development of more cutting edge space specifically designed to foster innovation and support entrepreneurial growth, will continue to grow our community and provide opportunity for our region.

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    Waypoint Advisory ServicesTascosa Hot Sauce

    Stoney Hollow DesignSpeed PaintingSkilled Trades

    Servpro of AmarilloSage Oil Vac

    Posh PincPerdue Acoustics

    Norris Audio Video SystemsNanoFrio

    Murf SystemsLiquid Siding

    Leadership Amarillo and CanyonLaw Office of Chris Stewart

    Jax TransportInterra

    Fanellis FinestEstablished Digital Advertising

    EntrepreneursEnglish Field Aviation

    DichonicsCaprock Building Systems

    BarZ WinesAnimal Innovations

    American Site BuildersAir Oasis

  • The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. - Peter F. Drucker

    The WTAMU Enterprise Centers incubation services and programs help entrepreneurs navigate through the entrepre-neurial maze, mitigating risk, creating synergies with other successful businesses and resources and ultimately accel-erating entrepreneurial growth and success.

  • 2300 N. Western Amarilllo, Texas 79124806.374.9777 www.IncubationWorks.com