Governor’s Office Honors Hot Dog Marketing with Small Business Award

Hot Dog Marketing Recognized for Contributions to Women and Minority-Owned Businesses with HUB Award

May 30, 2024—Round Rock, TX
The Texas Governor’s Office presented Hot Dog Marketing with the Outstanding Historically Underutilized Business Award during its annual Small Business Summit.

The award is presented to a successful women-owned or minority-owned business that employs a majority female or minority staff, and/or serves the interest of women, minority, or veteran-owned businesses by participating in associations and organizations that further promote underutilized business ownership.

Hot Dog Marketing’s brand purpose is to create growth, and because of that purpose, the company has dedicated resources supporting women-owned business causes including co-founding a non-profit for local women community leaders, sponsoring and participating actively in the Professional Women of Williamson County and Women Communicators of Austin.

Owner Jessica Scanlon helped the Round Rock Chamber start their first Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council and has mentored young women through the Austin Young Women’s Alliance.

This year’s event, hosted by the Texas Economic Development & Tourism Office, was held at Kalahari Resorts in Round Rock, TX. The Texas Workforce Commission and the Round Rock Chamber co-hosted the event.

The objective of this event is to provide the audience with timely, relevant, actionable advice on how to grow their business, through the topic discussed by the panels. We expect the attendees to receive information on resources, practical solutions, best practices, and expert assistance on a broad range of entrepreneurial topics from tips to market your small business to protecting your business information by cybersecurity threats.

What is a HUB (Historically Underutilized Business)

The statewide Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program is a procurement program administered by the State of Texas that certifies small businesses owned by veterans, women, and minorities under a certain annual net worth threshold. State agencies and vendors that contract with the state set targets to utilize HUB-certified businesses as contractors and subcontractors. The state HUB program hopes to provide new opportunities to small businesses owned by women, minorities, and veterans.

Hot Dog Marketing is a certified HUB and a certified minority-owned and women-owned business by the City of Austin. It is also a certified Women Business Enterprise by the national organization Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and a certified Minority Business Enterprise by the national organization National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC). Both national certifications provide visibility for enterprise businesses’ procurement programs.

Cathy Edison, Shelby Kelly, and Kim Sand accepting the award at the Small Business Summit.