2019 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Nominations Open

Nominations are being accepted for the Ninth Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards for South Cast business women. 

The online form is on the Spirit of Entrepreneurship website: http://soefoundation.org/nominate/. Women entrepreneurs will be recognized for their success, innovation, and contributions to the economy in up to 12 categories: 

  • Arts & Entertainment 
  • Agriculture & Wineries 
  • Emerging Business (one to five years old) 
  • Green & Social Entrepreneurs 
  • Health & Wellness 
  • Hospitality & Tourism 
  • Media & Communication 
  • Nonprofit 
  • Professional Services 
  • Retail 
  • Science & Technology 
  • Wholesale, Manufacturing & Global Trade 

Descriptions of each category are listed on the website.   

Nominees will be sent a link to an online application form. Three finalists in each category will be announced by the end of March. Finalists are selected by an independent panel of judges who live outside Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. 
Winners will be announced at a May 3 awards dinner at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. 

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