EVENT PICS: Presenting the 2015 Entrepreneur Vision Awards

On August 6, LEAD and Venue Magazines presented 16 honorees with the John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award at The Center. Each honoree nominated exemplified vision, strength of character and determination in their journey as an Entrepreneur and a business-owner. 

John F. Barrett, president and CEO of Western & Southern Financial Group spoke a few words to open the event.

Key-note speaker Virginia Drosos, president and CEO of Assurex Health, Inc. spoke to the crowd about the importance of entrepreneurial spirit, endurance and continuing to grow and evolve over time. 

If you would like to nominate someone for next year's Entrepreneur Vision Awards, please email eventplanner@venuemag.net for more information.

Congratulations to the 2015 honorees:


Josh Deutsch, president & CEO of SpringDot

Jamie Gerdsen, CEO of Apollo Home

David Goodwin, managing partner & co-founder of Advanced Technology Consulting

Terry Grear, president of ScrogginsGrear

Tillie Hidalgo Lima, president & CEO of Best Upon Request

Bob Krejci, president of Riverside Construction Services, Inc and Riverside Architectural Millwork

Dora Manuel, owner & event designer for Viva Bella Events

Richard Palmer, president of Nehemiah Manufacturing Company

Jim Salters, CEO of The Business Backer

Edgar L. Smith, jr., chairman & CEO of World Pac Paper, LLC

Mike Ward, president of Mike Ward Landscaping

Todd Wilkins, president & owner of Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership, Fairway Leasing, LLC

Greg Wolf, president & CEO of Midwest Sports

Jennifer Wolfe, founder & president of Wolfe Domain, a Digital Brand Strategy Advisory Firm

Steven Wolterman, president of Wolterman Law Office LPA & Mason Painting

Michael Zipfel, president & owner of Zipfel Mortgage Group