Carlton County businesses nominated for Labovitz awardsThe UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) announces three Carlton County businesses are among the nominees
The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) announces three Carlton County businesses are among the nominees for the 21st annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards Program. The program recognizes entrepreneurs and business owners from throughout the Twin Ports and Northeastern Minnesota. The ceremony is part of the region’s celebration of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) National Small Business Week.
The award categories include Micro Entrepreneur, Emerging Entrepreneur, Established Entrepreneur, Mature Entrepreneur, and E-3 (Environmentally Engaged Entrepreneur). Thirty entrepreneurial businesses have been nominated for these awards.
Minnesota Health Systems, owned by Ryan Lee of Carlton, has been nominated for an award in the Established Entrepreneur category, and Michael and Cory Roe of Cloquet Service Center in Cloquet have been nominated for the Mature Entrepreneur award. Jason Amundson of the Locally Laid Egg Company in Wrenshall has been nominated for the E-3 Environmentally Engaged Entrepreneur award.
The recipients will be announced at the 21st annual luncheon held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the DECC. Check-in and networking begin at 11 a.m.
The major event sponsors are WestmorelandFlint, Flint Interactive, KBJR, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, Greenfield Communications, Entrepreneur Fund, Park State Bank, ProPrint, U.S. Small Business Administration and the Minnesota Small Business Development Centers Network.
The UMD CED is a joint program of the UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics, Natural Resources Research Institute, and the Swenson College of Science and Engineering.
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