2017 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards Expanded

The South Coast-based, seventh annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards program will be expanded this year to include Ventura County, organizers said.

Nominations open Feb. 7 for the seventh annual awards program for women entrepreneurs. Deadline to submit entries is March 10.

Winners will be announced at the annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Coral Casino. Lynda Weinman, co-founder and former executive chairwoman of lynda.com, will again be the emcee. Outstanding women entrepreneurs will be recognized for their success and contributions to the economy and our community in 11 categories. One special award is selected by the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation’s Board: the Rock Star Life Achievement Award. This honor will be presented to a woman entrepreneur who has made an indelible impact on the community

Any woman entrepreneur in Santa Barbara or Ventura counties can be nominated or self-nominated by visiting www.soefoundation.org/nominations.php, which has online and downloadable forms.

For more information about the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation or the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards, see www.soefoundation.org, email [email protected], or call (805) 682-8380.