Founded in 2003, The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award recognizes the Inland Empire’s top entrepreneurial business leaders and was designed to recognize these leaders’ accomplishments and celebrate their success stories. The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award has honored more than 200 finalists and bestowed the award to 70 entrepreneurs since its inception. According to Corona Business News, The Spirit’s black tie awards ceremony is becoming known as the top business event in the Inland Empire bosting approximately 800 attendees for this year’s event on November 15th at the Riverside Convention Center.
This year, ESL’s President Michael Hellmers is honored to be amongst the Inland Empire’s elite as one of the (5) Corona based finalists. For a successful nomination candidates must have demonstrated innovation, leadership, performance, character, entrepreneurial mindset and vision. According to IECE, the Spirit of the Entrepreneur recipient must be an individual who truly possesses the entrepreneurial mindset and is constantly pushing to improve their businesses, always striving to advance their ventures and facilitate progress in the industries in which they work.
As a two-time finalist, Michael Hellmers and ESL feel privileged to be nominated amongst such great entrepreneurs. As our company strives to reach new levels of success and aims to contribute to the betterment of the community, we take great pride in being recognized with such a diverse and remarkable group of entrepreneurs.