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2015 Semi-finalists announced
September 16, 2015
by Spirit Administrator
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37 entrepreneurs selected as semi-finalists from a pool of more than 130 nominees!

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., September 16, 2015 – The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino announced the semi-finalists for this year’s Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program. The semi-finalists will attend a reception on September 29, sponsored by local accounting firm Roorda, Piquet & Bessee, Inc. CPAs, where they will meet and interact with the event judges. Immediately following the reception the judges will convene and select the finalists, whose names will be unveiled on September 30. The finalists for the event will compete for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur award in nine (9) different categories at the 13th annual awards black-tie gala on November 10 at the Riverside Convention Center.

The 2015 Inland Empire entrepreneurial semi-finalists include:

  • Vici Nagel, Academy for Grassroots Organizations - Phelan
  • Shahriar "Nick" Niakan, Advanced Flow Engineering, Inc. - Corona
  • Mary Barnett, Another Brilliant Idea, Inc.- Corona
  • Don Gilmartin, APRIS Fire & Water Restoration - Corona
  • Nathan Greenberg, Arkside Marketing, Inc. - Riverside
  • Daniel Hallisey, Artic Mechanical, Inc. - Rancho Cucamonga
  • Bud Luppino, Bud's Tire Pros - Riverside
  • Kathy Griset, Cibaria International, Inc. - Riverside
  • Dione Moser, Coworking Connection - Murrieta
  • Cory Chalmers, Crime Scene Steri-Clean, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga
  • Taylor Hale, Crown Paper Converting, Inc. - Ontario
  • Dave Grimes, Edge Plastics Inc. / ODI Grips - Riverside
  • Maureen Cunningham, Epic Design Build Inc - Upland
  • David J. Greiner, Greiner Buick GMC - Victorville
  • Jed Davis, HomeStrong USA - Rancho Cucamonga
  • David Bertolini, HotelRSV - Murrieta
  • Angela Weymar & Tony DiGuglielmo, ICON Vehicle Dynamics, LLC - Riverside
  • Sandra Forney, Impressions Gourmet Catering, Inc. - Ontario
  • Shane Bearly, Index Fasteners Inc. - Ontario
  • Dr. Temetry A. Lindsey, Inland Behavioral and Health Services, Inc. - San Bernardino
  • Kevin and Maribel Brown, Minuteman Press of Rancho Cucamonga - Rancho Cucamonga
  • Eddie Rowland, Nexbelt LLC - Rancho Cucamonga
  • Damien O'Farrell, Path of Life Ministries - Riverside
  • Mark Peabody and Larry Peabody, Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc. - Corona
  • Manuel Acosta, Pepe's Towing Service - Moreno Valley
  • Antonio Myrell, Premier Medical Transportation, Inc. - Colton
  • Wesley L. Golay , Redlands Prosthetic & Orthotic Group, Inc. - Redlands
  • Robert & Lori Cantero, Robert's Lumber Sales Inc - Bloomington
  • Karen DiCarlo, Santa Claus, Inc. of Greater San Bernardino - San Bernardino
  • Dr. Coby Webb & Travis Shows, Scent Solutions, LLC - Beaumont
  • David Hsu & Ching Liu, SolarMax Technology, Inc. - Riverside
  • Jack Fovell, Southwest Sign Co. - Corona
  • Chris Lindsay, Starfox Financial Services, LLC - Apple Valley
  • Jeff Van Dam, That Solar Guy - Murrieta
  • Patti Drinville, The PLD Group Inc. - Thousand Palms
  • Gene Sherman, Vocademy - The Makerspace - Riverside
  • Virgal Woolfolk, VW & Associates, Inc. - dba VIRTEK Company - Menifee
  • Tickets for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program are available HERE. The gala event includes a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment and awards. For more information call (909) 537-3708 or email Mike Stull.

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