For Immediate Release

Contact: Deanna A. Mims                                               

Tel: 850-425-5240

Email: dmims@marketdone.com

Website: www.e2econnect.org




The Judges have made their decisions and the list of finalists for the e2e connect Dandi Awards has officially been announced!

From the applicants listed below, finalists have been chosen and runners up and winners will be celebrated at the first ever Dandi Awards ceremony, taking place  Oct. 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm in the beautiful Hotel Duval’s Horizon Ballroom.

The categories to be won exemplify the different paths entrepreneurs take to owning their own business: Accidental, Compassionate, Confident, Reluctant, Renegade, Rising Star, Serial, and Transcendent. The criteria for finalists and winners was: 1) less than 10 employees, 2) business is the sole source of income and 3) their contribution back to the community, collaborating and mentoring or allowing themselves to be mentored. 

  • Donna L. Salters, DLS Enterprises, Inc.
  • Beth Shankle Anderson, Esq., Beth Anderson Productions
  • Mignon Lawson Emenike, MD, The Wellness Center by Dr. Mignon
  • Brittani Dezeeuw, Hot Yoga Tallahassee
  • Janna Cox, Phoenix Painting & Design
  • Jenna Reichert and Jennifer Powell, J and J Weddings
  • Lester Hutt, BevShots MicroArt, LLC
  • Timothy R. E. Wheeler, TREW Media
  • Holly Kanagy, Blueheaven Boutique
  • Johnathon Selles and Kianta Key, The Cravings Truck
  • Jean Bates, Lucy & Leo’s Cupcakery
  • Emily Wray, El Wray Design
  • Pamela Ridley, Sentry Self Service Storage
  • Jan Verhagen, Fitness Proaction
  • John Butler, Francis de Wet, Jeff Couch, Uber Operations, LLC 
  • Robert Drach, Drach Market Research Advisors, LLC
  • Joel Scilley, Audiowood
  • Whitney Anders, Way Out West
  • Tana McLane, City Rustic Jewelry
  • Arthur T. Aveling, Magic Whiteboard    Products 
  • Phillip Adamczyk, Tallahassee College Planning, LLC
  • Tammy McKenzie, Progressive Pediatric Development Center
  • Lawrence Allen, L. Allen, LLC

  • James and Shannon Caldwell, Jack Morris American Karate Studios
  • Renee Miller, Tallahassee Grapevine
  • Donna Smithey, In Tents Events
  • Jennifer Kandel, Creative Goddess
  • Donda Combs, Applied Appreciation
  • Patricia Allaire and Maurice Moulton, Catalina Café
  • Robin D. Rodgers, Rabbit Pond Pottery
  • Edward London, Green Phosphor, LLC
  • Freddy Rabbath, F.C. Rabbath Creations
  • Jackie Helton, Bookeeping Express
  • Greg Tish, GT Entertainment
  • Enrika M. Sissle, Sissle Heritage Center
  • Julie Guyot, Artist
  • Donna Konuch, Natural Awakenings Magazine
  • Mark Wallheiser, Mark Wallheiser Photography
  • James and Shannon Caldwell, The Canopy of Technology 
  • Lindsey Benedict, Music Lessons Express
  • Shane Molinari, Business Continuity Management Professionals, LLC

 The evening will include Emcee Elizabeth Barbour of The Inspired Entrepreneur, special guest commentator Howard Libin of Adventures in Advertising, unique live entertainment, signature cocktails, heavy appetizers, superb networking, the viewing of the short entrepreneurial documentary SHINE, a take-away information bag for each attendee, complimentary drink ticket, commemoration of the event at the Photo Fun Booth, and much more! 


With a limited amount tickets, don’t miss your chance to get a seat! Go to http://e2econnect.org/ and get your registration today!

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About e2e Connect, the presenter of the Dandi Awards:

e2e Connect - Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur - a resource for entrepreneurs to learn, share and connect. Our goal is to make it easier for start-up companies to find and connect with vital resources and contacts. That’s it. No hidden agendas. We’ve been there – we were helped – we get it.

it easier for start-up companies to find and connect with vital resources and contacts. That’s it. No hidden agendas. We’ve been there – we were helped – we get it.

Who Should be at the Dandi’s?

  1. Businesses who have been honored with a nomination!
  2. New entrepreneurs
  3. Those contemplating becoming a new entrepreneur
  4. Business owners who can benefit from consulting with experienced business owners –“this ‘aint their first rodeo”
  5. Start-ups in need of one stop business resources
  6. Collaborators who want to make their services and information easily accessible, become a resource, and give you a big hand!
  7. Sponsors who want to make it easier for you to become successful and earn your long-term loyalty as your company grows
  8. Those who recognize the grit, creativity and determination it takes to create something from nothing and are willing to support others as a mentor and business resource!