Small Business Council

FOCUS: The mission of the Small Business Council is to serve the needs of the small business owner by providing a forum to address entrepreneurial issues. This Council provides networking, recognition programs, business showcase opportunities and topical speakers.

Council Chair

Stacy PozzaLarson
Stacy Pozza Larson

Stacy Pozza Larson serves as Senior Vice President in Corporate Banking at Frost Bank. She is an experienced professional with a successful career in banking for over 16 years with an emphasis on business development and portfolio management as a Relationship Manager. During her tenure at Frost, Stacy has been focused on providing a proactive, relationship based approach to her commercial clients. She works with key executives to identify solutions for day-to-day operations as well as their long-term goals, with an expertise in formulating and structuring loan solutions.

As a 7th Generation San Antonian, Stacy has a deep connection to the city. She is committed to serving the community through her involvement as Small Business Council Chair of the North San Antonio Chamber, as well as her role as Treasurer of local non-profit organization, Avance San Antonio. Stacy was also a member of Leadership San Antonio, Class 38.

Stacy and her husband, Mark Larson, a local leader in education through his role as CEO of KIPP San Antonio Public Schools, are proud to raise their three children, Haley, Elijah and Samuel. As a family, they love to travel, read, play and explore San Antonio.

MEET people at the Networking Breakfast, the city’s original and largest networking event hosting more than 100 attendees who introduce themselves and have the opportunity to be a featured speaker.

Networking Breakfast Chair

Debbie Marino
Debbie Marino

About the Company: SWBC is a diversified financial services company which provides a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions in all 50 states. As VP Community Relations, Debbie Marino oversees community involvement, charitable giving, and governmental affairs at the local, state and national level.

About the Program: The North Chamber Networking Monthly Breakfasts are a great way to start the morning, eat a fresh breakfast, network with local businesses and be in the know about what is important to your employees, bottom line and the community surrounding you, and all this before 9am.

The monthly topics are geared to provide valuable information and offer resources so businesses of any size can be successful. This year we have added 4 technology-focused breakfasts so be sure to stay updated on monthly topics and speakers.

Personally Speaking: For over 2 decades I have worked with Duane and the Chamber in some capacity. I value Duane’s and the North Chamber commitment in not reacting to the pressures of the day, but always truly looking out for what is best for their members now and in the future,” says Debbie.

RECOGNIZE business leaders for their achievements at the Small Business Leaders Awards (SBLA), honoring entrepreneurs in a variety of categories such as Community Service, Employee Relations, Career Achievement and Small Business Leader of the Year.

Small Business Leaders Awards (SBLA) Chair

Ken Raymie
Ken Raymie 
Generations Federal Credit Union

About the Company: Generations was founded in 1940 and is one of the largest credit unions in San Antonio with more than 52,000 members, 15 locations, and approximately $600 million in assets. We offer a comprehensive and growing suite of financial products for individuals and for business. Our mission is to put our members’ needs first, and our employees strive to “make a difference daily”. Ken serves as Chief Risk Officer for Generations Federal Credit Union, providing oversight of the credit union’s risk management function. Additionally, he manages the Commercial Services Division for the credit union.

About the Program: The Small Business Leaders Awards program recognizes the very best of our community’s business leaders. The program recognizes accomplishments in a variety of categories, including Business Achievement, Innovation, Community Service, and Employee Relations, among others.

Personally Speaking: Ken has been active with the North Chamber since arriving in San Antonio in 2001. He has previously served on the SBLA committee from 2006-2008, served as co-chair for last year’s event, and will be chairing the event this year. Ken is also a Leadership Lab graduate (2006 and will be joining the North Chamber Board this month. “The North Chamber has distinguished itself as a consistent and influential advocate for small business in San Antonio.  I and Generations are thrilled to have the opportunity to further assist in this effort through the SBLA program,” says Ken.

  • Small Business Leaders Awards Nomination/Application Form (Available soon!)
    (NOTE: Save file to your computer and open with Acrobat Reader to fill out form)
  • Small Business Leaders Award Recipients