March 22, 2018

CONTACT:    Ana Lozoya, 806-372-5151,

University’s SBDC to Host Night at the Movies


CANYON, Texas—On Friday, March 23, West Texas A&M University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will teach business owners how to use smart phones and free editing apps to create effective videos for social media. The videos created will be featured at a special screening that night. Professional videographers from Kuker Films, Lemieux Company and ROI Online will be on hand to teach the how, what and why of creating these professional videos.

“Video consistently has some of the highest view and share rates of all types of posts on social media platforms and is one of the absolute best ways to promote a business” said Gina Woodward, regional director of the WTAMU SBDC. “The SBDC focuses on teaching business owners new skills that can be put into action to help them better manage and grow their business. Being able to film and edit short, high-quality videos can help small businesses communicate messages in a way that sets them apart from the competition.”

The videos created will be at a Night at the Movies event, and the public is invited to attend. The screening will take place Friday, March 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. on the big screen in the Virgil Henson Auditorium, located at the Happy State Bank at 701 S. Taylor. Viewers will enjoy popcorn, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up and $5 for children age 5 to 12. To purchase tickets, please visit

The event is co-sponsored by the West Texas A&M Small Business Development Center and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation.

The Small Business Development Center provides professional business consulting, training, and research in all areas of business management and finance.  Operating as a department of West Texas A&M University’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business, the SBDC focuses on creating new jobs by providing professional assistance to entrepreneurs in the top 25 counties of the Texas Panhandle.  Since opening in 1987, the SBDC has assisted business owners in opening nearly 2,000 businesses, the creation of 6,500 jobs and capital created of $145mm. Funded by the State of Texas and the Small Business Administration, consulting provided to clients currently generates $4.68 in tax revenue in one year for every $1 spent on the entire program. 

For more information about the services provided by the West Texas A&M University Small Business Development Center, please visit or call 806-372-5151.


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