Also at the Capstone Luncheon, winners of the Emerging Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur of the Year were announced. The awards recognize two outstanding entrepreneurs that made an impact in the St. Joseph community. This year, Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to Kendall Randolph, Sunshine Display. 

“I just appreciate the award. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my business partners and a lot of other people that have been very helpful along the way,” said Randolph. “It certainly isn’t a one-man operation, and I couldn’t have done it alone.”

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to Chris Lanman of River Bluff Brewing. 

“Honestly, it was a huge surprise. I was definitely very honored. I definitely took it as an award for our company, River Bluff Brewing. It was really for the company, not me.” said Lanman.

The Emerging Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur of the Year honors are awarded annually during Entrepreneurship Week. Past recipients include:

Entrepreneur of the Year

2020 – Joe Freudenthal

2019 – Mike Dragoo

2018 – Scott Gann

2017 – Bob Wollenman

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

2020 – Austin Evans

2019 – Alyson Fisher

2018 – Scott Bratton

2017 – Jason Chase

 

We are accepting nominations for the 2022 awards. If you know of someone you would like to nominate for either award, you can find details and nomination forms at the bottom of the Entrepreneurship Week page.