Tulsey Awards Voting Begins

Voting for the 2009 Mayor’s Tulsey Awards has started.

The Mayor’s Tulsey Awards are publicly driven entrepreneur awards recognizing the pioneers and innovators of the Tulsa community. The winner of each category will receive a hand-cased Golden Driller Statuette, symbolizing the entrepreneurial excellence in Tulsa.

Tulsa entrepreneurs were nominated in ten separate Tulsey categories: Civic, Emerging, Entertainment, Franchise, Green, Interactive, Legend, Restaurateur, Serial and Young.

 The entrepreneur with the most votes will then receive the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The winning entrepreneurs will be announced at the Mayor’s Tulsey Awards Ceremony at the historic Cain’s Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 7 – 11 p.m. There is no cost to attend and local restaurants will be providing food samplings at this Academy Awards inspired celebration to recognize Tulsa entrepreneurs.

Voting can only be made through the Tulsey website, at www.thetulseys.com. Voting closes on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The following entrepreneurs were nominated for the 2009 Mayor’s Tulsey awards:

Civic- Judi Grove, Ray Jarvis, George Kaiser, Matt Moffett, Roy Payton, Jennifer Patterson, Donald Tyler, Chris Zenthoefer
Emerging- Carey Baker, Sheryl Chinowth, Steve Cluck, Catherine Decamp, Julie Friend, Julie Hakman, Melanie Henry, Braden Janowski, Karen Luhring, Shelby Navarro, Phyllis Peabody, Charlie Pilkington, Clay Slaton, Scott Smith
Entertainment- Scott Aycock, John & Sara Cruncleton, Jack Frank, Tom Green, Starr Hardgrove, Brad Mathison, Deborah Oldham, Davit Souders, Ben Sumner
Franchise- Ned Bruha, Chester Cadieux, Timothy Dreiling, Greg Ford, Adrienne Kallweit, Shannon Wilburn
Green- Libby Auld, Ren Barger, Marty Hill,  Kristen McCormick, Heather Oakley, Tamara Walden
Interactive- Natasha Ball, Sean McCullough, Ryan Phillips, Susan Reidel, Jeff Rhoton
Legend- Jack Allen, Margot Gray-Proctor, Janet Hudson, Suzette Jones, Charles Keithline, Charles Kingsley, Cari Mashall, Kelley Rash, Jerry Reed, Ted Robertson, Monetta Trepp
Restaurateur- Cheri Asher, Darrell Bowen, Blake Ewing, Michelle Goldstein, Ryan McAdams
Serial- Gavin Manes, Dan Roberts
Young- Garrett Blackwood, Tiffany Bjorlie, Jonathan Conneely, John Hill