North San Antonio Chamber Announces 2018 Small Business Leader of the Year

October 11, 2018



SAN ANTONIO, TX – The North San Antonio Chamber awarded Mona Helmy, CEO of Helmy Associates & Co., the 2018 Small Business Leader of the Year.  Helmy Associates & Co. is the parent company of Helmy Plastics, a San Antonio based plastics thermoforming manufacturing company.

Helmy Plastics specializes in thin and heavy gauge plastic forming using in-house design and CNC tooling divisions.  Helmy manufactures custom heavy gauge structural, industrial, and decorative components as well as disposable thin gauge trays, clamshells, and blisters.

“We are very excited to be awarded the 2018 Small Business Leader of the Year and 2018 Manufacturer of the Year, not only because Helmy was the recipient, but because the North San Antonio Chamber has a manufacturing award category this year.  We hope, as a manufacturing company, that this award will bring awareness to the impact of manufacturing in our city and tempt people to buy Made in San Antonio and Made in The USA!” Mona Helmy said.

The award ceremony dinner also presented Maryanne Guido, CEO of Guido Construction Company, with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.  Guido Construction Company began as a small business 91 years ago and has since provided $3 billion in construction to San Antonio.

Nine exceptional small business leaders from a variety of categories were also awarded for their positive contribution to San Antonio and their leadership in their respective industries.

The 2018 Small Business Leader Award recipients were honored at the 22nd annual awards dinner on October 10, 2018 at the McNay Art Museum.  More than half of the awards went to women-owned businesses.

2018 Small Business Leader of the Year

Mona Helmy, Helmy Associates & Co.

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Maryanne Guido, Guido Construction Company

Education Institution of the Year

Hallmark University


Manufacturer of the Year

Helmy Associates & Co., Inc.


Public Relations Business of the Year

Komet Marketing Communications

Financial Services Business of the Year

TexStar Bank


Military & Veteran Business of the Year

Adjuvant Consulting, Inc.


Technology & Security Business of the Year


Healthcare Business of the Year

Gonzaba Medical Group


Non-Profit of the Year

Main Plaza Conservancy


Women Owned Business of the Year

K Friese + Associates


Founded in 1974, the North San Antonio Chamber is proud to serve the San Antonio business community with an earned reputation as one of the state’s most dynamic advocacy organizations.  The North San Antonio Chamber is resolute in their efforts to provide professional development, leadership recognition, and legislative advocacy for businesses in Bexar County.