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Tulsey Awards Handed Out

Tulsey Awards

Members of the Tulsa business community announced the winners for the 6th Annual Tulsey Awards, held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Thursday evening.

With entrepreneurs and small businesses making up such a large part of Tulsa’s economy, the Tulsey Awards were created to engage the community each year to recognize the innovators, pioneers and entrepreneurs of our city.

Each Tulsey Award winner received a golden bronze Driller statuette to recognize their entrepreneurial spirit. One nominee had the possibility of receiving two Tulsey Awards by receiving the most votes in the competition for the Tulsey Entrepreneur of the Year.

Over 5,000 votes were made online at the Tulsey website, www.thetulseys.com. This year’s 2013 Tulsey Award Entrepreneur of the Year went to Gina Bradford with Bradford Technology Services.

2013 Tulsey Winners:

Above & Beyond: Carlos Moreno, Auryn Creative

Arts & Entertainment Category: Clark Weins-Circle Cinema

Civic Category: Adele Beasley-Heavenly Bread Co.

Emerging Category: Chase Healy-Prairie Artisan Ales

Executive of the Year: Tom & Angie Green-IDL Quad Group

Interactive Category: Gina Bradford-Bradford Technology Services

Restaurateur Category: Ruthie Young-Queenies Café & Bakery

Serial Category: Joshua Lynch-The Doghouse/Okie Tone Records

Service Provider of the Year:, Nathan Pritchett-Fab Lab Tulsa

Young Entrepreneur: Christine Sharp-Crowe-Made: The Indie Emporium Shop

The Tulsey Awards is the culmination of Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week (TGEW). As part of TGEW, events were held across Tulsa to help entrepreneurs generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing business. Countries across six continents came together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week during Nov. 18-22.  

All of the events during Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week, including the Tulsey Awards, were coordinated by the City’s Economic Development Commission, Entrepreneurship Committee.

Sponsors for TGEW 2013 include: City of Tulsa, Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW) - University of Oklahoma, GableGotwals, i2e, Innovation Center - Rogers State University, The Mine, Part-Time Pros, Riata Center for Entrepreneurship - Oklahoma State University, TES Productions, This Land Press, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Regional Chamber and the University of Tulsa.