2017 Winners

Tom Counts

Entrepreneur of the Year

Founder of 3-GIS in Decatur


Dale Jobes

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Cintel, Inc.

3 years in business

“I am motivated daily to be an entrepreneur to have the opportunity to better our community through achieving specific goals by listening, teaming, and leading. Even more simply put, I like the challenge of starting and leading teams that have a common goal of helping people.”

Creative Entrepreneur of the Year

2 years in business

“How does playing with mud change lives? Step into my pottery studio and find out. My mission is to inspire the community to connect through fun and innovative clay experiences. Creating together produces ripples of connection to our past, our future and our community. What will you create today?”

Dustin Embrey

Intrapreneur of the Year

Karen Butler

WBC Entrepreneur of the Year

SLG2, INC DBA: Shoot Like A Girl in Huntsville

9 years in business

“I experienced the confidence obtained by shooting in 2000, and want every woman to experience that same feeling. As an entrepreneur, I turned that desire into a business, and Shoot Like a Girl is the industry leader in growing the number of women who participate in shooting sports with confidence.”

J’Que Ellis

People's Choice

Fitness DEFY’d in Huntsville

Jim Hudson

Entrepreneur Champion of the Year