The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame is inducting the 2012 group of entrepreneur honorees, including Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx and the world’s youngest female billionaire; Subway founder Fred Deluca; Harris Rosen, president and CEO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts; Don Dwyer of The Dwyer Group; and David Anderson, founder of restaurant chain Famous Dave’s.
For the first time ever the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame is holding an induction ceremony. Prior to this year, the Hall of Fame recognized inductees online and in its museum but without an induction ceremony.
Attend and Network!
The inaugural Induction Ceremony takes place December 1, 2012 at The Estate in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m on the 2012 Induction Committee and received this gorgeous formal invitation to the event (right – click to enlarge).
This is going to be an exciting event with an opportunity to network with famous entrepreneurs, influential media and other movers and shakers. I plan to be there – come and mingle with us!
Confirmed attendees in addition to honorees Blakely and Deluca include:
- Harris Rosen (Founder Rosen Hotels and Resorts of Orlando)
- Rieva Lesonsky (renowned small business journalist)
- Steve Strauss (USAToday columnist)
- David McKinnon (Chairman of Molly Maid)
- Dahlynn McKowen (Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul)
- Juan Casimiro (Founder of Casimiro Global Foundation)
- Stacey Abrams (House Minority Leader in Georgia Government)
Also at the event: Steve Mariotti, founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, will receive a special social entrepreneurship and philanthropy award. Dave and Catherine Cook will receive a youth award for their social network MeetMe.
The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame was founded by entrepreneur Mitch Schlimer, who notes that the honorees are “all founders and executives of companies that earn over $100 million in annual sales and exemplify the EHOF’s core values of philanthropy and innovation.”
2012 Induction Event Details
The event takes place December 1, 2012 at the Estate, a historic venue located at 3109 Piedmont Drive in Buckhead, Georgia. Guests will have the chance to mingle with the inductees, entrepreneurs, members of the press, and other VIPs over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30. After the awards presentation, guests are invited to stay for the after party and continue to network with fellow business leaders. Tickets are $250 each and reservations are required. For ticket information contact Brittany at 678-536-3446 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.