Small Business Resiliency: The City of Austin Economic Development Department Honors Clay Imports

By Clay Imports 


The cicy of Austin Small Business Resiliency Awards

Austin-based Clay Imports Tile receives 2021 Small Business Resiliency Award

Clay Imports is pleased to receive the 2021 Small Business Resiliency Award by The City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Local Chambers of Commerce selected honorees for their ability to overcome the unique and unprecedented challenges Austin small businesses endured during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s honorees are:  

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“These honorees pivoted their business models and displayed incredible resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” notes Sylnovia Holt Rabb, Acting Director for the Economic Development Department. “We are proud to recognize these business owners’ success and achievements. We remain committed to ensuring all of our local business owners, non-profit leaders, and creative professionals have the resources necessary to overcome negative impacts from the pandemic.”   

The Small Business Resiliency Award honorees were recognized with certificates during the kickoff for Small Business Week, which is fully virtual this year due to the pandemic. Registration for virtual training sessions and events is free and open to the public all week. Topics include: strategic pricing, business taxes, record keeping, business structure development, funding, marketing, and one-on-one business coaching experts in their respective fields.  

Attend a session for Small Business Week through May 7 online at

About the City of Austin Economic Development Department

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About Clay Imports

In 2012, Clay Imports was founded and developed by brothers Zac and Nick Barreiro out of a love for tile, an appreciation for craftsmanship, and a passion for international travel. By building a diverse team of exceptional people and collaborating with world-class artisans, we offer an authentic selection of handcrafted tiles and home goods consisting of high-quality materials and original designs. We aim to inspire outstanding spaces through customizable tile design and clay architectural products. We remain a locally owned and operated small business that strongly supports our communities in Austin, Texas, and Mexico.