Nomination Period for Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards Closes Sept. 25

By on September 5, 2020

This year marks 18 years of celebrating The Spirit of the Entrepreneur. The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) has announced the nomination period for the 2020 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards will close on September 25, 2020.

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur exalts the entrepreneurial champions of the Inland Southern California region and will take place the evening of November 21, 2020. Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spirit of the Entrepreneur will be presented in a unique, televised format this year.

The 2020 awards show will focus on those companies who have survived, thrived and played a key role in helping the community adapt and overcome. To reflect that ‘spirit’, specific nominations for new categories titled COVID Hero and COVID Innovator are included for this year.

IECE encourages self-nominations and past Spirit Award recipients are also eligible. The nominee must be an owner and/or active key manager of the firm and be primarily responsible for the overall performance of the company.

All nominees are screened and evaluated by the Spirit of the Entrepreneur award staff to ensure that they meet the basic eligibility requirements. Those companies that pass the initial screening are eligible to participate in the judging process.

Contact IECE directly to request a nomination form or complete and submit the online form. For questions or additional information, contact Mike Stull, Founder and Director of the Spirit Awards, at 909.537.3708 or