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The Florida Small Business Development Center at FGCU will recognize four finalists Tuesday for the 2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award and name a winner.

The annual event, now in its fourth year, recognizes a small to mid-sized Southwest Florida business for its overall success.

The finalists, listed in alphabetical order, chosen from 17 nominees across the five-county area:

  • JoAnn Elardo, owner of Cape Spirits Inc., Wicked Dolphin Rum
  • Mark Loren, owner of Mark Loren Designs
  • Gary Mart, owner of Global Tech LED LLC
  • Chris Spiro, owner of Spiro & Associates, Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations