February 19, 2016

Entrepreneur Awards 2017

The Entrepreneur Awards honor the skill, courage and determination it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. It not only celebrates entrepreneurs, but highlights their importance to our region’s economy. Here’s to the risk takers and history makers!

Presented by:

AL Media Group

CLICK HERE to see the 2016 Award Winners

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Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Creative Entrepreneur of the Year

Designbyhart Pottery Studio in Huntsville

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?”

Intrapreneur of the Year

WBC Entrepreneur of the Year

Karen Butler

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.”

People’s Choice


Entrepreneur Champion of the Year

Jim Hudson




All applications will be judged by a panel of independent entrepreneurs, successful business leaders, investors, and community advocates. Applications are judged on merit only derived from the information submitted in the application spanning company overview, strategic direction, future growth, and community involvement. No reference to external considerations will be made. All information will be kept confidential and winners will be announced at the Entrepreneurial Awards on March 3, 2017.