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02-19-2016

Clarkson University's Reh Center for Entrepreneurship Seeks Nominations to Honor North Country Entrepreneur

The Reh Center for Entrepreneurship in Clarkson University's School of Business is seeking nominations for the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Entrepreneur of the YearThe Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes a practicing entrepreneur who is committed to building his or her viable small business. The award criteria call for the entrepreneur to be located in St. Lawrence County, be an owner-operator of the business, and employ fewer than 20 people.

The honoree should also demonstrate a deep commitment to the community he or she serves as well as these other key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs:

•    Creative approach to goal achievement
•    Willing to take risks
•    Engages others
•    Is resourceful
•    Faces ambiguity with enthusiasm
•    Leads others to new achievement

To nominate oneself or another entrepreneur, email a one page maximum description of why the nominee deserves to be named Entrepreneur of the Year to Reh Center Assistant Director Ashley Sweeney at asweeney@clarkson.edu .

Nominations must be submitted by March 1.

The recipient of the award will be honored with other North Country entrepreneurs at the Reh Center's sixth annual recognition dinner on Thursday, April 7.

"This award is an opportunity for the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship to recognize and celebrate the hard work of employers in our community," Sweeney said.

For more information on the award, contact Sweeney at 315-268-4350.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences, education and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Beth Carrier, owner of Red Button Bakery, center, received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Clarkson University's Reh Center for Entrepreneurship in 2015. From left to right, Clarkson School of Business Advisory Council Member David Reh '62, Reh Center for Entrepreneurship Director Erin Draper, Dean of the School of Business Dayle Smith and Clarkson University President Tony Collins presented the award.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/entrepreneur-2015.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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