2010 Tulsey Award Winners Announced

The 2010 Tulsey Awards recognize the pioneers and innovators of the Tulsa community. The Tulseys are publicly driven awards consisting of eleven categories: Civic, Emerging, Entertainment, Franchise, Green, Interactive, Legend, Restaurateur, Serial, Young and the Tulsey Entrepreneur of the Year. All Tulsey votes were made online at the Tulseys website, www.thetulseys.com, with more than 30,000 votes submitted, close to double the votes submitted last year.

In a ceremony that slightly mimicked the Oscars and Music Awards, the 11 category winners were awarded with a golden bronze Driller statuette to recognize their entrepreneurial spirit. The person with the most votes in the competition then receives the Tulsey Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This year’s 2010 Tulsey Entrepreneur of the Year went to Rusty Rowe with Mod’s Coffee and Crepes. An Above and Beyond Tulsey award is also given to a team member who has worked diligently behind-the-scenes during Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week events. This year’s Above and Beyond Winner was Dean VanTrease with the Economic Development Commission.

The category winners for the 2010 Tulseys were:
Civic – Judi Grove, Breast Impressions
Emerging – Elizabeth Frame-Ellison, Hi, Cupcake
Entertainment – Chris Crawford and Courtneay Sanders, Playhouse Theatre Tulsa
Franchise – Adrienne and David Kallweit, SeekingSitters
Green – Kristen McCormick, SHIKOBA Recycling
Interactive – Sarah Roe, MoneySavingQueen.com
Legend – Forrest Cameron, Greater Tulsa Reporter
Restaurateur – Rusty Rowe, Mod’s Coffee and Crepes
Serial – Chris Zenthoefer, New Medio/Docvia
Young – Garrett Blackwood, Blue Label Bartending
Tulsey Entrepreneur of the Year – Rusty Rowe

The Tulseys concluded the 2010 Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week events. Sponsors for the week included: Tulsa Business Journal, American Eagle Title Company, OU – Tulsa, Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, Tulsa Tech, QuikTrip, Rogers State University, GableGotwals, i2E, Tulsa Community College, University of Tulsa, Stokely Event Center, Ballroom, Silo Event Center and the Tulsa Metro Chamber.

Updated 11-20-2010

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