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

Lisa Pinto
Lisa Pinto
Vice President, Public Relations and Corporate Communications

Lisa Pinto joined SWBC in 2006. As Vice President of Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Lisa is responsible for the company’s public relations efforts and working with the media throughout the country. She is also responsible for the company’s corporate communications.

Prior to joining SWBC, Lisa was a TV news anchor/reporter/producer for eight years. Most recently, she worked for KSAT 12 (ABC affiliate in San Antonio, TX). She also worked for News 9 San Antonio and KBTV in Beaumont, TX.

Lisa graduated from Sam Houston State University where she double majored in Radio/Television and Speech Communications with a Bachelor of Arts. She is a graduate of Leadership San Antonio – Class 43 (LSA 300). In 2016, Lisa was named one of the San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Rising Stars. Lisa serves on the Executive Committee for the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and was the 2014 Leadership Lab Chair, a program from which she graduated in 2008. She also serves on the board for WISH for OUR HEROES. She is a 2012 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and has served as Vice President for the San Antonio Chapter of the FBI Group, InfraGard®. Lisa is a Life Member of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association and the Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association.


Power Networking BreakfastPower Networking Breakfast

The North San Antonio Chamber Power Networking Breakfast is one of the city’s original and largest networking events. Hosted on the second Tuesday of the month, the Power Networking Breakfast promotes Member-to-Member marketing opportunities. New this year is a focus on Member engagement and rich content provided by featured speakers in the areas of digital readiness, business development and growth, and interpersonal skills. Check out the current breakfast and register online!

Small Business Leaders Awards (SBLA)

The annual North San Antonio Chamber Small Business Leaders Awards dinner honors the very best of San Antonio’s business leaders. The program recognizes accomplishments and awards in a variety of categories, including: Education Institution of the Year,  Financial Services Business of the Year, Healthcare Business of the Year, Hospitality Business of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Military & Veteran Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Public Relations Business of the Year, Technology & Security Business of the Year, Women-Owned Business of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, and… Small Business Leader of the Year!

Click here to view past Small Business Leaders Award Recipients