Distinguished Entrepreneur 2021

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The Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards of SWFL are held annually during National Small Business Week to recognize southwest Florida’s small businesses for their innovation, advocacy and overall business excellence.


The Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards of SWFL is held annually to celebrate entrepreneurial excellence in Southwest Florida. Southwest Florida Small Business entrepreneurs who have attained notable achievements and success in the field of entrepreneurship are recognized during this auspicious occasion. The awards recognize three Southwest Florida business owners for their business success, innovative technology, and business advocacy. 2021 marks the 10th annual celebration of local entrepreneurs.

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suncoast credit union
US small business admin
fifth third bank
fenix beauty
path of being
coopers hawk winery and restautant
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scott fischer enterprises

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Innovator of the Year

Advocate of the Year

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William O. Webb Award

2021 Distinguished Entreprenuer


Phil Borchmann

Former Editor of Gulfshore Business Magazine

Timothy J. Cartwright

Partner at Fifth Avenue Family Office

Jonathan Romine

2nd Muse, Program Director for the Southwest Florida Community Sourced Incubator (CSI)

Donna Flammang

Member/Partner in the law firm of Brennan Manna & Diamond, P.L

Ryan Carter

Executive Vice President and Co-Owner, Scotlynn USA Division

Synergy Health is one place where patients can come to truly get well. It’s the synergy of our team of experts that makes us unique and allows us to come up with an individual care plan for each patient.

With technology expertise covering everything from custom software to mobile apps, custom programming to Salesforce development, artificial intelligence algorithms to predictive analytics, and managed IT services, your business will be transformed.

AMF is a leading metal manufacturer with over four decades of experience in the building industry, providing metal panels, metal panel accessories, standard metal flashings, and custom metal flashings.

Our attention to detail and use of natural and safe products make BeautyDermaPro your best choice for organic, permanent make-up and skincare. Our philosophy is that there is no detail too small.

MY Shower Door has been involved in the frameless shower door industry since the mid-’80s. We’re proud to have revolutionized the design, installation, and marketing of shower door products and services with our hard work and commitment to innovation.

At The Dorcey Law Firm, our legal team has served thousands of clients over the years, focusing on Estate Planning, Business Planning, Asset Protection, Elder Law, and Disaster Protection.

E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. provides strategic marketing and management consulting as well as public relations (PR) services to owners and managers of small to mid-size businesses in Southwest Florida.

Priority Marketing is a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, and digital marketing firm with a reputation for achieving results.

Imagine Wellness Spa is focused on supporting you on your quest for internal and external wellness. We help you identify the root cause of your concerns.

Full-Service Dry Cleaning Plant with drive-thru service, free pick-up, and delivery to your home or office.

We are a design management and installation boutique, who specializes in delivering the best, most accurate, affordable, and reliable professional service and products.

CONRIC pr + marketing is an award-winning, comprehensive, full-service agency that provides creative strategic branding, digital marketing, public relations, advertising, graphic design, and website development services to businesses, nonprofits, and individuals throughout Southwest Florida.

We’re the Human Operations Experts®. We study what your people do and how they operate, share the results, map your path to improvement, and help you implement the best practices and training that will get you there.

Creative Architectural Resin Products Inc. provides the architecture and construction industries with cost-efficient alternatives for decorative, non-structural elements for residential, commercial, and industrial-grade projects.

We are a creative marketing agency serving South Florida, Southwest Florida, and London. We offer web design, development, and hosting as well as social media marketing, graphic design and everything in between.

At Pushing the Envelope we partner with clients to create results-oriented, award-winning marketing communication strategies.

Fueled by ideas, expertise and dedication across borders and beyond service lines, we create real estate solutions to prepare our clients for what’s next.

Clinical Wellness Network is a Direct Care Organization. Under the Clinical Wellness Network, we have local physicians of many types and broker/consultants as clients across the country

Rising Tide Explorers is the only company in Naples & Marco Island that offers guided excursions led by 100% active local biologists and science professionals.

Natural Partners is a resource for practitioners who strive to improve patient wellness by providing education and professional-grade products.

Our skilled craftsmen painstakingly take care of the little details to create the finest vessels. The art of boatbuilding at Nor-Tech involves extraordinary measures to produce a boat of the highest quality.

ITVantage will help you control your Healthcare IT, Managed Services, and Network Environment with our talented and dedicated IT professionals.

Swagbag Sponsors

fenix beauty
path of being
coopers hawk winery and restautant

Special Recognition

US small business admin
fifth third bank

Giftbox Vendors

alikay naturals
zotter chocolate
remedies parlor
swfl marketing group

Event Vendors

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2022 Nominations Open, January 1, 2022

IMPORTANT: Nomination is for the BUSINESS OWNER, not a business. Please keep this in mind. Nominees do not have to be Florida SBDC clients.