CORVALLIS, Ore. - Business leaders from across the state will gather Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Hilton in downtown Portland for the third annual Weatherford Awards, Oregon State University's celebration of lifelong and pioneering entrepreneurship and innovation.
The event, hosted by OSU's Austin Entrepreneurship Program, starts at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by a dinner and the award presentations. Tickets are $75, available until sold out and can be obtained by contacting Mary McKillop, 541-713-8044, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or on the web at: http://business.oregonstate.edu/programs/aep.
"The Weatherford Awards recognize pioneering and lifelong entrepreneurs and innovators who have shaped our world and, in many cases, are simply overlooked," said Christopher Klemm, director of the Austin Entrepreneurship Program. "Our goal is to honor those pioneering spirits and help publicize the role, importance, and variety of entrepreneurs and innovators who have Oregon roots."
Past individuals honored through the Weatherford Awards include a broad cross-section of individuals and their activities. For example, among the entrepreneurs honored at past awards include the inventor of the inkjet printer, cattle ranchers, a wheat breeder, a restaurateur, and a natural foods maker.
The awards are named for OSU's Weatherford Hall where entrepreneurship and business students can explore their innovations and new venture ideas in a unique, living learning residence hall.
For complete bios of the winners, go to: http://business.oregonstate.edu/programs/aep
The recipients of the 2011 Weatherford Awards will be:
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Christopher Klemm, 541-737-8046