Country Fresh Laundry now Open!

SBDC client, Country Fresh Laundry, LLC is located in Rosebud, TX, recently held its Grand Opening Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Country Fresh is the culmination of a 2 year journey for Owners, DeBorah Goffney and Alma Gurski to meet a need for their hometown.  They worked with the McLennan SBDC to prepare a business plan including market research, to prepare their business plan for presentation to the Rosebud EDC.  They received a $75k loan through the EDC and were able to complete the opening.  Country Fresh is a full service coin-operated laundry with 10 front loading washers and 10 heavy duty commercial dryers.  They also plan to offer Wash and Fold service to the community and surrounding area.  You can read more about their service at their Facebook page:

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McLennan SBDC client wins SBA 8a Business of the Year Award.

TNK Services, LLC were recognized at the 2019 Salute to Small Business Award Luncheon hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the SBA as the 8a Small Business of the year for Dallas/Ft. Worth District by Herb Austin, District Director.

TNK Services, LLC was founded in August 2008 by retired Army veterans, Dagmar and Sherwin Tyner. They pride themselves in being the best lawn care and janitorial services in the Central Texas.

TNK Services was referred to Jason Ehler of the McLennan Small Business Development Center by a local lender in 2014. After working with TNK Services, the SBDC has helped the Tyner’s with business planning, lending assistance, growing their business, becoming 8a Certified, and obtaining additional Federal and State contracts. While working with the SBDC, TNK Services has grown to 23 employees

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Extraco Banks launches applications for Extrapreneur Program

WACO, Texas, April 9, 2019—Today, Extraco Banks launches its 2019 Extrapreneur Award

program, which focuses on providing Central Texas entrepreneurs and small business owners with a

$25,000 cash prize along with mentorship and business consultations for an entire year.

PALS Home Health was recognized as the program’s inaugural winner during a press conference held on

April 9th. PALS specializes in pediatric home health private duty nursing for children who are

medically dependent. Tyler Martin and Natasha James, owners of PALS Home Health, said being awarded

this program will positively impact the company’s growth for years to come.

"We feel very blessed to be the first winner of Extraco's Extrapreneur program. As a small business

owner, the financial resources, business consulting and mentorship that is given to the program’s

winner are invaluable,” said Tyler Martin, Chief Executive Officer for PALS Home Health.

“We plan to use the $10,000 cash prize to purchase a pediatric ventilator system to train our staff

in house instead in the field on patients,” said Natasha James, Chief Operations Officer and

Director of Nursing for PALS Home Health. “We are also very excited for the business consulting and

mentorship. It is hard to have on staff every area of expertise, such as marketing. Being paired

with an Extraco marketing expert for the entire year will significantly make a positive impact on

our company’s expected growth.”

Applications for the 2019 Extrapreneur Award open April 9th and close August 13th. Finalists will

be announced on September 10th, and will be paired with an Extraco mentor to help prepare for the

“Shark Tank®” pitch event on September 24th. The winner will be announced at a banquet on September


To apply for the program, applicants must meet a host of requirements including: for-profit, not a

franchise, must be a legal entity, owners must be at least 20 years in age, annual revenue not to

exceed $3 million, applicants must have at least 20 percent equity in the company, and the business

must operate in one of the following counties: Bell, Brazos, Coryell, Hamilton, McLennan or


“Since 1902, we have listened to the needs of our community, and worked to develop and implement

innovative, creative solutions to meet those needs” said Chris Kincaid, Extraco’s Corporate

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy. “We understand the unique characteristics of

entrepreneurs and small business owners, which is why we created the Extrapreneur Award program.

This program provides entrepreneurs and small business owners capital and business resources to

further grow their business which helps build our communities.”

Extraco is committed to building people, businesses and communities in the Central Texas area. For

more information about Extrapreneur and to apply, visit


About Extraco Banks®

Extraco Banks and its affiliate companies are dedicated to building people, businesses and

communities. Since the Great Recession, Extraco has extended over $2.5 billion in loans to 25,000

customers, while financially supporting over 1,275 community organizations working to create

economic vibrancy, job growth and overall quality of life to our communities across central Texas.

Founded as a cotton warehousing company, Extraco, at $1.4 billion in assets, is the largest and

most comprehensive locally owned bank between Dallas and Austin, serving over 120,000 customers'

banking, mortgage, insurance and wealth & trust needs with creative and innovative excellence.

Learn more at:

About PALS Home Health

PALS Home Health is a rapidly expanding Waco based pediatric home healthcare company that provides

Private Duty Nursing to children and young adults with special medical needs. PALS Home Health is

passionate about improving the lives of families and children in the special needs community by

providing exceptional home healthcare. PALS Home Health hires great nurses and equips them with

the training and support needed to deliver the care their patients deserve. The goal of PALS is to

give every special needs child the opportunity to achieve their full potential for health,

happiness and success in life. Learn more at:

Media Contact Information:

Libby Cain

Senior Vice President, Mission and Marketing Strategy Extraco Banks

(P): 254-717-6163