ABiz is again seeking nominations for its Entrepreneur of the Year and successful entrepreneurs under 40 awards.
Nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year can be 20 years old or 60. In business for a decade or a year. They might employ two people, 500 or 2,000.
For this project, we also will be profiling several individuals under the age of 40 who are making their mark on the Acadiana business community. Nominees’ companies must be headquartered in Acadia, Lafayette, St. Landry, Iberia and St. Martin and Vermilion parishes and cannot be controlled by a company based outside of the region.
The only criteria for all nominations are that these individuals embody Acadiana’s entrepreneurial spirit and create jobs and opportunities in the region.
We also want people who take chances — which encourages others to do the same — and have great stories to tell.
Feel free to submit as many nominations as you'd like for both Entrepreneur of the Year and for the Under 40 awards. Send the name of the nominee, his or her company, and a short paragraph about why you think this person should be recognized. We’ll do the follow-up with them.
In 2009 we selected our first Entrepreneur of the Year, Dr. Kip Schumacher. In 2010, no selection was made.
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