Would you like to nominate an outstanding entrepreneur here in the Inland Empire? Nominations are now being accepted for the 19th annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards. The business awards will take place on Wednesday, November 10, at the Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside.  The nomination period for 2021 closes August 20, 2021.

Nominees are evaluated based on their innovation, leadership, performance, character, and entrepreneurial mindset. Once nomination(s) have been received, Spirit staff will contact all nominees directly to complete a nominee profile for consideration by an independent judging panel commissioned by the event coordinators. This nomination process marks the first step in the journey from nominee to award recipient.

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur awards was founded by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE), which is headquartered in the Jack H. Brown College of Business & Public Administration on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino.