SOURCE: The Business Press

May 01, 2007 14:53 ET

Call for Nominations: 2007 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards

SAN BERNARDINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University, San Bernardino and The Business Press are seeking nominations for the 2007 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program.

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program is a celebration of the leadership, creativity, vision, passion, risk taking and innovation demonstrated by a diverse set of entrepreneurs that has resulted in outstanding business accomplishments and contributions to the Inland Empire.

Inland Empire entrepreneurs are eligible for nomination in the following eight categories: Emerging Entrepreneur, Technology Entrepreneur, Social Entrepreneur, Innovator Entrepreneur, Supporter of Entrepreneurship, Family Business Entrepreneur, General Entrepreneur and Corporate Entrepreneur.

All completed application forms received by the deadline will be reviewed and evaluated by an independent judging panel selected for their integrity and professionalism. Nominations will be accepted through August 31, 2007. Forms are available online at www.inlandspiritawards.com or by calling (909) 537-3708.

The 2007 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner celebration on November 14, 2007 at the Riverside Convention Center. The 5th Annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program is presented by The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, San Bernardino, The Business Press and The Press-Enterprise Co.

About the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship

Located on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino, the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship was recently ranked fourth in the nation among graduate entrepreneurship programs by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. The entrepreneurship program seeks to instill the entrepreneurial spirit in students and provides them with practical skills, experience and preparation to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities in a wide variety of environments. For more information about IECE, visit http://iece.csusb.edu.

About The Business Press

The Business Press, a San Bernardino, Calif. based subsidiary of The Press-Enterprise Company, is the largest business journal covering Inland Southern California. Now in its 10th year, The Business Press chronicles new business developments, profiles newsmakers and keeps tabs on the booming Inland Southern California economy. For more information, visit www.thebizpress.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Hillary Angel
    Phone: (909) 390-1239
    E-mail: Email Contact