Winners Announced in 21st Annual Labovitz Awards

By KBJR News 1

April 24, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The UMD Center for Economic Development is proud to announce the recipients of the 21st Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards.

The 2013 recipients are:

• Micro-Entrepreneur:
Swanky Sweet Pea – RaeAnne Conat, International Falls
• Emerging Entrepreneur:
Art in the Alley- Tami LaPole Edmunds and Dan Edmunds, Duluth
• Established Entrepreneur:
Lake Assault Boats, LLC- Tom Curelli and Jerry Atherton, Superior
• Mature Entrepreneur:
Wagner Construction Inc. – Dennis Wagner, International Falls
• E-3: Environmentally Engaged Entrepreneur
Locally Laid Egg Company- Lucie and Jason Amundsen, Wrenshall

Additional Recognition awards presented:
• Entrepreneurial Leadership: Nicholas Minardi, Viant Crane
• Lifetime Achievement: Lee R. Anderson and J.R. ‘Rob’ Link

The awards were given out this afternoon before more than 300 business and community leaders at the DECC in Duluth.

Since 1993, the Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards have recognized small business owners who have dared to dream, taken risks and invested in the region.

This year’s award recipients, honored as part of Small Business Week, were selected from 30 nominees from throughout the Twin Ports and Arrowhead Region.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns