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Wanted the region's best and brightest entrepreneurs


Getting to the top of the business world requires walking a tricky tightrope. You have to be smart, sometimes shrewd and always sharp. You have to be a top-notch leader — deliberate, but decisive. And in today’s world resiliency is everything.   

Does that describe you or someone you know? Then the Business Observer wants to hear from you: apply for the 2022 Top Entrepreneur issue, which will be published May 13. The winners will be honored at a special luncheon May 12 in Lakewood Ranch, where they can engage with each other and hundreds of other business community leaders.

Previous winners include PPI Technologies Group CEO Charles Murray; Brian Katz, founder and CEO of Katz Capital.; and Jen and Rob Whyte, owners of Ft. Myers Brewing Company.

To nominate someone, please fill out the form below OR email Mark Gordon with the nominee’s name, business and what makes him or her standout at Please send nominations by March 11.

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