The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards honored local Inland Empire entrepreneurs Wednesday, Nov. 13.
The event, now in its 17th year, was held at the Riverside Convention Center and presented by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, San Bernardino. More than 1,000 people showed up to the convention center to hear the stories of the 33 entrepreneurs selected as finalists.
Out of the finalists, 11 were selected to go home with awards:
Vikita Poindexter, Poindexter Consulting Group – Murrieta – Consulting Entrepreneur
Bob Marcynyszyn, Avalon Shutters Inc. – Perris – Consumer Products Manufacturing Entrepreneur and Best of the Best Award
Dane Stevenson, QC Manufacturing – Temecula – Family Business Entrepreneur