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WTEC, TMAC Partner to Support Manufacturing-Industry Entrepreneurs

AMARILLO, Texas — The WT Enterprise Center and the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center are continuing a series of workshops to help local manufacturers streamline production. The partnership between the WTEC, a department of West Texas A&M University’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business, and TMAC will assist entrepreneurs in creating and improving processes, products… Read more »

$225,000 Awarded to Finalists of 2023-24 Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge

23-24 Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge recipients were announced at the WT Enterprise Center on May 9. Award winners include, from left,  Cody and Brittanie Eslick, managing members of Slicks Fabworks, Nick and Elena Ortiz, owners of Amarillo Legacy Monument Co. and Adolfo Garcia, CEO, Chris Godinez, COO, and Oscar Ostos, CFO of Hi-Plains Civil Engineers.  … Read more »

WTEC Introduces New Program for Entrepreneurial Finance Leaders

WTEC Introduces New Program for Entrepreneurial Finance Leaders AMARILLO, Texas – The WT Enterprise Center is launching an exclusive paid program beginning Feb. 20 designed to offer vital insights for key leaders of local businesses. The Financial Leadership program will be led by Eric Alexander, president of Six Arrows Consulting and former CFO of Happy… Read more »

WTEC to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in November

AMARILLO, Texas – The WT Enterprise Center will collaborate with several community partners to host Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 13 to 17. The week of events will engage, educate and celebrate business owners in the Texas Panhandle by connecting them with support organizations to promote and grow the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Texas Panhandle, said… Read more »

Applications to Open Oct. 31 for 2023-24 Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge

AMARILLO, Texas – Applications will open Oct. 31 for the WT Enterprise Center’s 2023-24 Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge. This year, primary business owners located in Potter or Randall County can compete for award amounts up to $75,000 to grow their business. The total prize pool is $300,000. Business owners can apply at and must attend one mandatory orientation to… Read more »

WTEC Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge Winner Fat Mama Feeds Celebrates Groundbreaking

  AMARILLO, Texas – Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge winner Fat Mama Feeds celebrated the groundbreaking of a new storage and cleaning facility Aug. 30 in Bushland. The Amarillo feed company was one of four Amarillo businesses awarded a portion of $399,000 in February 2022 as part of the challenge, a program of the WT Enterprise Center that’s funded by the Amarillo Economic Development… Read more »

WT Enterprise Center to Provide ‘Blueprint’ for Entrepreneurial Success

AMARILLO, Texas – Aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to build business success have a new Blueprint to follow, thanks to the WT Enterprise Center and America’s SBDC at WTAMU. The units of WT’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business are launching Blueprint, a program focused on finding new successful ways to build start-up businesses. “Participants of the Blueprint program will leave with… Read more »

WT Engler College of Business, WTEC and SBDC to Host Intern Event

Contact: Brian Enevoldsen, 806-651-8500, Copy by Adam Jiwa, 806-651-8503,   CANYON, Texas — Deadline is March 24 for area small businesses to sign up for West Texas A&M University’s Recruit:Able. The career fair will be hosted by the WT Enterprise Center and its sister department, America’s SBDC at WTAMU, which both are under the umbrella of WT’s Paul and Virginia Engler… Read more »

2022-23 Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge Finalists Award Totals $500,000

Contact: Brian Enevoldsen, 806-651-8500, Copy by Adam Jiwa, 806-651-8503,   AMARILLO, Texas—Five Amarillo-area businesses were awarded a total of half-million dollars in business capital funding during the 26th annual Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge award ceremony. The Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge is a program of the WT Enterprise Center and funded by the Amarillo Economic Development assist entrepreneurs in expanding an existing… Read more »

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WT Enterprise Center Names New Managing Director

By Gina Woodward AMARILLO, Texas — Brian Enevoldsen has been named managing director of the WT Enterprise Center. A Texas Panhandle native, Enevoldsen previously served as WTEC’s program manager, providing oversight of WTEC’s 31,000 square-foot incubator and multiple programs, including Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge, commercialization, micro-loan packaging and client coaching. In his new role, he will… Read more »