The 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida will be: a jewelry designer and maker, a distributor and marketer of Stevia products; a large auto repair shop or an industrial sized turbine maintenance company.
This year's four finalists include:
- Mark Loren, owner of Mark Loren Designs, Ft. Myers. FL.
- Ben Fleischer, owner of Pyure Brands, Naples, FL.
- Pamela Oakes, owner of Pam’s Motor City Automotive, Ft. Myers, FL.
- David Branton, owner of Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inc., Cape Coral, FL.
The elegant banquet at which the winner will be named is set for May 22 at Florida Gulf Coast University's Cohen Center. Tickets are available here. The keynote speaker for the banquet will be Jerry Ross, Executive Director of the National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando. Known to be a dynamic and entertaining presenter
Fewer than 8,000 people in the world actually have a pair but, wow, the boo-birds of the Luddite class are already flappin' and screechin' with disdain over the very thought of Google Glass and its new technology!
The contempt prior to investigation has even reached the Old Gray Lady with a headline like this: "Google Glass Picks Up Early Signal: Keep Out!"
Whoa...quite certain this is not the kind of PR Google had in mind when it selected its initial class of Google Glass Explorers.