2014 Be The Entrepreneur Award
Palouse Knowledge Corridor awards aim to highlight local entrepreneurs
April 9, 2014 (Moscow, Idaho; Pullman, Washington) — Nominations are open for the Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Entrepreneur of the Palouse Awards, which will be given during the PKC’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp June 21-25 in Pullman, Washington, and Moscow, Idaho. The awards are sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics’ Executive MBA Program.
“The Palouse region is a fertile area for businesses to germinate and grow, but due to the specialized customer base of some of our companies, their success is not always visible to the local communities,” said Francis Benjamin, past co-chair of the PKC and its representative from Washington State University. “The entrepreneur award is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding businesses that are growing and investing in their communities.”
Three $1,000 awards will be given to winners in three categories for individuals and businesses that have had an impact on Palouse growth and commerce. The categories are Individual, Business and Rising Star. All businesses must be located in Whitman or Latah counties. Nominations will be accepted until April 30.
The Individual award winner must have lived in the Palouse region for at least five years and have built or expanded a business here. The Business winner will also have been located on the Palouse for at least five years, and its establishment or growth will have affected the region. The Rising Star category is open to both businesses and individuals who are new to the region and who have had a recent impact. All award winners must have a demonstrated commitment to community engagement or volunteerism. The one-page nomination forms are available online here.
The Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp is a five-day event aimed at entrepreneurs in value-added agriculture, animal health and technology. The three topics were selected based on area expertise and regional demand, and bootcamp instructors represent the best in research, agriculture, animal health, technology and business in a two-university, technology-rich region. Daily sessions will include lectures, practical experience, assignments and takeaways, as well as networking opportunities.
More information about the Palouse Knowledge Corridor is online at palouseknowledgecorridor.com. For more information on the bootcamp or to register, go online to pkcecamp.com. The Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp is June 21-25 in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Washington.