The 2018 Entrepreneur Awards honor the skill and courage it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea.  We not only celebrate entrepreneurs but highlight their importance to our region’s economy.  


The Awards will be held on March 1, 2018 at Campus 805 - Stone Event Center.

Award Categories for Nomination

Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to the entrepreneur who has been in business for over three years and has a proven track record of sustainability, strategic direction, future growth and community involvement.

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to the entrepreneur who has been in business for one to three years and has a proven track record for sustainability with room for growth.

Creative Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to a nontechnical entrepreneur whose focus is in the retail, arts, entertainment, or culinary industry and has a proven track record for sustainability.

Intrapreneur of the Year

Awarded to an innovator who is currently located within a company. The innovator must have an innovation that could stand alone and be developed outside of the current company.

Female Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to an outstanding female entrepreneur in the North Alabama Region. The winner of this award will be submitted to the Small Business Administration’s Small Business of the Year Award National Award.

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The Awards recognize the entrepreneur and their accomplishments, not the companies themselves. When nominating someone, make it about the person, not the company.

Nominations are now closed.