Washington: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Arun Agarwal, CEO of Nextt, the Dallas-based leader in the US home textile industry, to the Product Development and Small Business Incubator (PDSBI) Board.
The first Indian American to be appointed to the key post in the state’s history, Agarwal will hold the office until Feb 1, 2019.
The PDSBI is a revolving loan programme, administered by the Office of the Governor, and overseen by a nine-member board appointed by the Governor.
The PDSBI Fund provides financial aid for the development, production and commercialization of new or improved products and to foster the growth of small businesses in Texas.
“It is such a huge honour for me to serve on one of the Governor’s boards,” said Agarwal.
“As global business owners, it is our responsibility and civic duty to help other local small businesses survive and thrive in this global economy, and I am excited to do my part.”
Nextt is a $500 million revenue, privately-held company that provides textiles to all of the major US retailers including Dillard’s, Belk, Wal-Mart and Kohl’s.
Nextt also has a robust portfolio of leading celebrity brands, such as Beautyrest, Ellen Tracy, Jessica McClintock and Royal Sateen.
The company was recently awarded the patent for “alpha cotton,” a luxurious fabric that will make sheets 30 to 40 percent cheaper than 100 percent cotton.
Nextt CEO Arun Agarwal was awarded “NRI of the Year” by TIMES NOW and ICICI Bank in 2015 and was selected as a 2014 Minority Business Leader by the Dallas Business Journal.
Agarwal’s Dallas headquartered company was ranked 17th in the 2014 Dallas 100 list of fastest growing companies selected by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship of SMU. (Arun Kumar, IANS)
The Avery Ranch Golf Club, in central Texas, is a renowned golf course that hosts yearly tournaments. The ranch is consistently one of the best rated sites in the state thanks primarily to the great course conditions, fabulous local attractions and accommodations. Many companies and fundraising organizations use the course because of the locale and hospitality. Avery Ranch’s local golf tournaments are an experience to remember.
The Avery Ranch Course was designed by Andy Raugust, former architect for Jack Nicklaus. At Avery Ranch, golfers can enjoy the rolling hills, panoramic view and a 50-acre lake, all on an 18-hole course. The course can be a bit of a challenge in the beginning, but it ends with a 477 yard 4-par on the 18th hole.
There are many benefits to using Avery Ranch Golf Club, with the group benefits being among the best reasons.
Enjoy reduced rates on green fees, range balls, cart fees and practice facilities.
Onsite food and beverage liaisons will help you and your guests with banquet room accommodations after play.
Full service restaurant for your catering needs.
PGA golf assistants will help with pairings, room assignments, charts, court set up and scoring.
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The onsite Sunset Bar and Grill overlooking Avery Lake offers scrumptious burgers and fries, as well as appetizers, entrees and salads. Enjoy cold beer on tap and choose from a long list of other alcoholic beverages. The grill can also be rented out for corporate events, parties, weddings and other private activities.
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