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Alum Named District Small Business Person of the Year

March 22, 2017

Angelo State University alum Bryan Vincent, partner and CEO of Principal LED of San Angelo, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 Small Business Person of the Year for the San Antonio District.

<strong>Bryan Vincent</strong>Bryan VincentThe U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes small business on a national and local level each year to signify the contribution and outstanding efforts of small business owners. The Small Business Person of the Year Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the true spirit of an entrepreneur. The nominees are evaluated based on the success of the business measured in sales, the increase in employment opportunity produced by the business, development and implementation of creative and innovative business methods, and the demonstration of potential long-term success of the business. 

Vincent launched Principal LED in San Angelo in 2010 with the vision of expanding the application of LED technology for signs. He has brought his business from a startup to one of the top three suppliers of LED lights in the sign industry. He is heavily involved in the community and actively involved with ASU in various ways, including as a member of the College of Business Advisory Council. 

Director of the ASU-SBDC, Dave Erickson, director of the ASU Small Business Development Center, will join Vincent at the awards ceremony on May 4 in San Antonio. The awards presentation event coincides with the National Small Business week, which recognizes the important role of America’s small businesses.