Previous Award Winners

U.S. SBA Award Winners

Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year:Jamie Gilcrease-Heupel, Lotus Up Espresso and Deli

Leadership Circle Award: Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Tim Johnson from Howard Johnson Inn & Suites in Rapid City

Champion of the Year: Helen Merriman, South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity

SD CEO 2017 Award Winners:

Enterprising Business Woman Award: Monna Patton, Lil's Angel (Kyle, SD)

Enterprising Young Entrepreneur Award: Miranda Papendick and Brooke Bradsky, of AJ’s Wicked Salon and Spa. (Rapid City, SD)

Enterprising Business Team Award: Anderson, Nill & Associates. (Pierre, SD)

Enterprising Friend of Small Business Award: Leah Braun, Harney Business Group (Rapid City, SD)

U.S. SBA Award Winners

Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year: Una Lee Howe, Working Cowboy Saddlery

Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: Dawn Claymore, Midwest Marketing

Women in Business 2016 Award Winners

The Enterprising Young Entrepreneur: Jessica Castleberry, Little Nest Preschool

The Enterprising Business Team: Quik Signs

The Enterprising Business Woman: Sandra McNeely, The Abbey Group

The Enterprising Friend of Small Business: Jennifer Baloun, Great Western Bank

Women in Business 2013 Award Winners

Enterprising Business Woman: Kari Karst, owner and president of BX Civil & Construction, Inc. in Dell Rapids

Enterprising Young Entrepreneur: Janie Hett, owner of Peak Motion Physical Therapy in Spearfish

Enterprising Business Team: State Farm Insurance- Coreen Lerwick Agency (Nikkita Kaufman & Liz Young shown in picture accepting award)

Enterprising Friend of Small Business: Sheryl Eisenbraun, senior vice president of Pioneer Bank & Trust in Sturgis; and Jane Swenson, senior vice president of Reliabank Dakota in Watertown.

Women in Business 2012 Award Winners

Enterprising Friend of Small Business: Beth Davis, Dakota Resources

Enterprising Young Entrepreneur: Kelsie Darling, Quik Signs

Enterprising Business Team: Project Solutions Inc.

Enterprising Business Woman: Dixie Olson, Properties Unlimited Realty

Enterprising Friend of Small Business: Tawney Brunsch, Lakota Funds