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Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Congratulates 24 Companies Named as Semifinalists for the 2012 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards
June 4, 2012, Portland, Oregon – The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network(OEN) is pleased to announce the semifinalists for the 19th annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards. The awards program is Oregon’s largest, annual, statewide gathering which celebrates our best and brightest entrepreneurs.
A total of 24 companies based in Oregon or Southwest Washington have been named as semifinalists in three categories: OEN Development Stage Company of the Year, OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year and OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year. These categories allow competition between companies in different markets based on performance during a particular stage in the company’s development.
The field of semifinalists will narrowed down to the finalists in each of the categories by July 12th.
OEN Development Stage Company of the Year Semifinalists
- 4-Tell, Inc.
- Element 1 Corp.
- Portlandia Foods, Inc.
OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year Semifinalists
- Act-On Software
- Columbia Green Technologies
- Foundation Fitness
- Jama Software
- Shorepower Technologies
OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year Semifinalists
- Cerus Industrial
- Elemental Technologies
- Full Sail Brewing Company
- Pacific Star Communication (PacStar)
- Securus Payments
- The Clymb
- Timbercon, Inc.
The awards will be presented at the annual gala, which will be held Thursday, September 20th, at the Portland Hilton & Executive Towers. Early bird pricing for the event ends on Wednesday, August 15th. More than 700 of Oregon and SW Washington’s most influential business people, including representatives from the nominated companies are expected to attend.
Nominations for Individual Achievement of individual entrepreneurs from Oregon and SW Washington based companies remain open until June 20th. Nomination and event information is available at www.oen.org.
About Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Founded in 1991, celebrating 20 years of service to entrepreneurs, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is a 501c3 non-profit corporation and the largest entrepreneur assistance organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. OEN fosters the flow of entrepreneurial ideas, services, and capital to entrepreneurs and helps connect emerging Northwest businesses to growth-stimulating expertise and valuable resources. OEN is a people-oriented network that helps cultivate, nurture and develop emerging businesses and entrepreneurs. Our network of members and breadth of services offers business education, access to capital networks, support and contacts who can mentor and nurture startup companies’ growth and development. OEN also helps small and mid-sized companies develop and implement strategies for community involvement that jointly meet the goals of the company, the passions of the employees and the needs of the community via its program, EFNW. For more information on OEN and its programs visitwww.oen.org.
Originally posted by Heather Sorensen on June 4, 2012