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  • Meet Kelly Grettler – Children Book Author.

    Kelly Grettler has had a love of writing since she first won a candy bar in middle school for writing the best short story in her class. She has taken that love of writing and successfully published her first two children’s books, Underneath the Mimosa Tree and What’s a Season, SPRING  which she also illustrated. Her books can be found on and on her website: She has many more books coming soon including more in the series, What’s a Season.


    Client Assistance:

    Kelly worked with the UTSA Small Business Development Center and the New Braunfels area advisor Larry New. Together they worked on entity formation, sales tax, self-employment taxes, budgeting and general business management. While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Kelly was able to start her business, employ 1 full time job, and increase her sales. We are proud to be a part of Kelly’s success!

    Kelly writes, “Larry has been extremely helpful to me throughout this process! Explaining everything until I truly understand the process. He’s been a blessing in my journey!”

    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call Larry at 830-214-6435.

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  • Meet Duane Penshorn and his wife Christine owners of Escape Haus.

    Escape Haus is a live-action Escape the Room Game located in New Braunfels, Texas. Duane and Christine incorporated Escape Haus in May of 2016. They continue to grow, to succeed and enjoy having a small business to call their own.

    Escape Haus provides a fun and challenging venue for everyone. The live-action game is great for friends and families. As well as gamers and adventurists alike. They also provide a venue for special events.  Events such as birthdays, corporate team building, and school events to name few.

    The escape rooms require you to find clues and then solve puzzles to ‘escape.’ You win the game by using your observation, communication, and critical thing skills.

    You can find more information by visiting or by calling 830-832-5040.

    SBDC Assistance:

    Duane and Christine used the resources and the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center (SBDC). They also worked with the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. They primarily worked on reviewing their business plan. The assistance included start-up requirements, marketing, commercial leases and additional sources of revenue.

    Duane and Christine said: “visiting with Larry gave us peace of mind and helped solidify our plan getting our business started. UTSA is an excellent resource for any new business start-up or someone looking to start a new business.”

    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call Larry at 830-214-6435.

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  • Dr. Kenneth Yu is a facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon who also does fills and other related procedures. Dr. Yu retired as a colonel after serving 21 years in the United States Air Force where he served service personnel and their families.  He continues to serve out veterans as he works part time at the Veteran’s Hospital while he is growing his practice.  Dr. Yu takes a lot of pride in his work and the quality of the services he provides. He believes in a close personal relationship with his clients to help them feel comfortable in his office. He designed the office himself and his wife did the décor and decorations. It is set up to be a welcoming environment to patients from the first consultation to the follow up of a procedure.

    Dr. Yu located his office in the Dominion area at 21727 IH 10 W, Suite 218, in a new facility. He started his practice with his patient coordinator, Morgan.  He opened his practice in November 2016 with assistance from David Baenziger, Certified Senior Business Adviser.