Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Celebration & ADELANTE Business Pitch Competition Recap 2020

Thank you!!! Our 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Celebration and ADELANTE Business Pitch Competition was a great success! Thanks to our partners and donors we were able to raise $60,000 to put back into our work for the small business community! We recognized 5 businesses, 1 family, and 2 board members, and YOU selected 3 finalists from the ADELANTE Business Pitch Competition. Thank you for making this event so special!

PNC was once again our signature sponsor for the event. In addition to supporting the 1st Prize ADELANTE Business Pitch Competition winner, PNC is also partnering with us on our Access to Capital Taskforce. Thank you PNC!

KeyBank has always been a champion of our work. In addition to supporting the 2nd Prize ADELANTE Business Pitch Competition winner, KeyBank also supported this celebration! Because of this we were able to offer the event fully virtually at no cost to the attendees! Thank you KeyBank!

Fifth Third Bank supported the 3rd Prize ADELANTE Business Pitch Competition winner and our business incubator, Las Tienditas del Mercado for two months! Thank you Fifth Third Bank!

ABM Industries, Cleveland Development Advisors, JumpStart Inc., Marous Brothers Construction, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and Sherwin-Williams are our Outreach Partners this year! Their support will cover targeted outreach services to three business owners each, that’s 18 businesses total! Thank you again for your continued support!

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses through Tri-C, Cuyahoga Community College, Kokosing, Inc., Margaret W. Wong & Associates, RPM International, Team NEO, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company are our Business Marketing Supporters! With their support, we will be able to provide web development and marketing services to 7 businesses total! Thank you again for your continued support!

The Center for Community Solutions, Global Cleveland, The Hispanic Fund, Medical Mutual, Regency Construction Services, Inc., Steel Valley Federal Credit Union, Tucker Ellis LLP, and Turner Construction Company are our Small Business Supporters! With their support we are able to provide 80 hours of business counseling! Thank you again for your continued support!

Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipients:

Twisted Taino – Groundbreaking Business Award

Eli Trucks – Groundbreaking Business Award

All Phase General Construction – Community Pillar Award

Castro Family – Padrino Visionary Award

Blue Habanero – Resiliency Award

Max Air Comfort – Innovator Award

ADELANTE Semi-Finalists:

PMU Enhancements

Atikia Styles Beauty Salon

Conquering Careers

Over50tv (3rd place winner!)

Roman Photographer (2nd place winner!)

Kids Academy of Sheffield Lake (1st place winner!)

If you missed us live, you can watch the replay here: https://youtu.be/1ytV-bB4R-o

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