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Minuteman Press Franchise Owner Sharon Rayner Recognized As One of Houston’s Top Businesswomen

To celebrate National Women’s Month in March 2022, the City of Houston honored some of Houston’s Top Businesswomen. Minuteman Press franchise owner Sharon Rayner was honored.

Sharon and Paul Rayner have owned and operated Minuteman Press for over 20 years in the Westchase District of Houston. They have grown their business alongside the Westside of Houston as a vibrant business community.

The Rayners came to the forefront as leaders in their business community because of Bounce Back USA, a free initiative launched by Minuteman Press International for local communities in 2020 that was featured in Forbes.

They used the ideas and materials supplied by Minuteman Press World HQ and created Bounce Back Westchase. They connected businesses to local customers by using business organizations and local leaders. Houston City Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas was one of the first supporters of Bounce Back Westchase and nominated Sharon for this prestigious award.

From Sharon Rayner

In Rayner’s acceptance speech, she not only thanked the hundreds of people involved with Bounce Back Westchase, but she also recognized the importance of women as business leaders. She said, “Women provide a different and important vision for any business. As printers, we enjoy that our profession is helping people. Every day, we help our customers succeed, from non-profits up to some of Houston’s Fortune 500 companies.”

Rayner added, “Our success is based on helping other people succeed. So, they, in turn, can help others. This community of helping others is what makes Houston a great city.”

“I’d like to congratulate Sharon Rayner on her award as one of Houston’s Top Businesswomen. Sharon and Paul have been amazing Minuteman Press franchise owners and business leaders for over 20 years. I truly admire their work ethic and continued dedication to their clients and their community,” added Erick Rios, Houston Area Manager, Minuteman Press International.

Want to read more about awards won by incredible women? Read our article: Women Business Collaborative Announces Recipients of the Gender Equity and Diversity Awards.

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