Nomination Deadline Approaches for the Sixth Annual 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur of SW Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla.  – Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) deadline to submit final nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida is midnight, Friday, March 31. The application process is online. Manual submissions will not be accepted. Apply online at  Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged.  All nominees, regardless of nomination source, are responsible for completing the application due to the confidentiality of information collected. The awards ceremony will be held May 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the SWFL Performing Arts Center, 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Tickets cost $75 per person.

Sponsors include Hallmark Sponsor, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. P.A. Media Sponsors,  Southwest Florida Business Today and Gulfshore Business, VIP Reception Sponsor, Spiro and Associates, and Thank You Breakfast Sponsor, Spada Salon and Spa.  Award sponsors include Gra

The FSBDC at FGCU offers one-on-one, confidential, no-cost consulting and low-cost workshops for businesses throughout Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The state designates it as Florida’s principal provider of business assistance. The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For information, contact Amanda Stirn at or (239) 745-3706.