2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Finalists Announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) announces the 2019 Finalists for the 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award of SWFL. 

This year’s finalists are:
Tyrone Belford, 4 Corners Creative LLC
Reema Bhatia, Stickboy Creative
Ryan Carter, Scotlynn USA Division
Brian Chapman, Chapman Insurance Group
Rafael J. Feliciano, Food Idea Group
Catina Fletcher, Diamonds Haircare
Rochelle Graham-Campbell, Black Onyx World Alikay Naturals
Teri Hansen, Priority Marketing
Timothy Hoffman, Hospitality Group Holding (HGH)
Samuel Lewis, WearTheFund
Martin Ndungu, MediCab Transportation
Michael Peterman, VeraData Decision Labs
Key Powell, Key Security Services
Brian Rist, Storm Smart
Marilyn Santiago, Creative Architectural Resin Products CARP USA
Samantha Scott, Pushing the Envelope, Inc.
Caryn Smith, Driven by Design
Jordi Tejero, CRS Technology Consultants

2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Finalists
2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Finalists

Now in its eighth year, the award recognizes a small businesses owners Southwest Florida business for their overall success and provides an opportunity for the local business community to celebrate their achievements.

The 18 finalists were selected from a pool of 66 nominees from the five-county area of Southwest Florida and contend for one of three awards including; the “Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Small Business Advocate of the Year” and “Distinguished Innovator of the Year”.

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