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Lone Star SBDC Names RREA Small Business of the Year

Register Real Estate Advisors, also known as RREA, was awarded the Small Business of the Year by the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center at the 28th Annual Small Business Awards Banquet held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center on November 20th.

“Starting and running a small business takes incredible passion and fortitude,” said Sal Mira, Lone Star College Small Business Development Center Director. “We are honored to be able to recognize these owners for their efforts in helping our local economy remain strong and vibrant.”
Hundreds of applicants were nominated for the award and all had to be located in one of the six Lone Star College System service areas. For businesses to be eligible they had to meet certain criteria. From the hundreds of applicants, there were eighteen finalist chosen and six winners.

The President of the Lone Star College-University Park, Shah Ardalan, was unable to attend the event due to a recent surgery. Ardalan sent a message to Shannon Register saying, “On behalf of Lone Star College-University Park, I would like to congratulate you on being a finalist and winner…it is a tremendous honor to be recognized amongst your peers in the industry.”

The owners of RREA, Shannon and Matt Register, were recognized as one of the eighteen finalists for the 2014 Small Business of the Year awards at a recent luncheon held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. This is the 28th year in which the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center Advisory Council has selected and recognized successful small businesses that make an impact in the local community and on the economy.

Shannon Register said, “It is wonderful to be recognized among Houston’s finest small business owners. To be chosen for this year’s prestigious award at the finalist banquet was an honor.”

She went on to say, “Entrepreneurs have a different mindset and a different skillset than other employees. We see opportunities, organize resources, take risk, provide leadership, and create value in a product or service we believe in. Entrepreneurs have big dreams and we execute first to make money, second to scale and grow, third to leave a legacy, and then, at some point, to exit. That’s what makes all of these finalists different than executives in fortune 500 companies. We are small business entrepreneurs and we help drive the economy by supporting local legislators and giving back to our communities. We rely on local consumers to support us.”

The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center works with entrepreneurs and existing companies to help them evolve to the next level of business in today’s global economy. Small Business Development Center services are available for companies in every phase of the business life cycle, helping entrepreneurs make sound decisions and succeed.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, Lone Star College remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of Lone Star College, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.

RREA is a member of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce and is very involved in the local community. Register stated in her acceptance speech, “I want to thank the Chamber for their support since 2010 when I opened the brokerage and their continued support over the years.” The chamber nominated Register and her company for the award in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and three years RREA was a finalist.

RREA is a full service real estate brokerage that started in North West Houston and now has REALTORS serving all of the Houston metro area. The company is poised for expansion and is the home of Houston Real Estate Radio that airs on NewsRadio 740 AM every Sunday morning at 11AM. The show is the largest real estate radio show in the state and consumers can call in their real estate questions to be answered on the program. Shannon Register hosts the weekly radio show that discusses a large range of topics dedicated to news and information about the housing industry.

RREA has an in house media company, RREA Media, as a subsidiary. The company provides videos for small businesses, non-profits, politicians, builders, and developers.

RREA believes in giving back to the local economy on many levels. The owners support many charities and recognize the importance of community involvement for their company and for their real estate agents.

Shannon Register is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is currently participating in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program through the Houston Community College. Matt Register is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has an MBA from Rice University. They started RREA in 2010 with a mission to better showcase homes and properties for sale in the Houston housing market. They use non-traditional marketing with videos, blogs, professional photography, and social media to showcase and sell homes and properties. You can learn more about Register Real Estate Advisors at, RREA Media at, and Houston Real Estate Radio at

Shannon Register
Register Real Estate Advisors
1614 Louetta Rd.
Ste. I
Spring TX 77388


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