Noozhawk: New Venture Challenge, Awards Dinner Put Emphasis on Entrepreneurship

The Santa Barbara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Ownerswill hand out the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards for women entrepreneurs andSBCC and high school students May 13 at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort.

NAWBO will team up with the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at SBCC for the dinner, intended to promote local women business owners and future economic growth through the support of youth entrepreneurs.

“The focus of the awards is not just to give a pat on the back to women who have done well, but it’s to raise money to help fund scholarships at the Scheinfeld Center,” center Director Melissa Moreno said during a news conference Wednesday.

Six additional awards will be presented to local women in manufacturing/retail, professional services, health/beauty, media, science and technology, and tourism.