Studer Community Institute

Local Business Leaders – Are you Being Recognized for your Success?


  • September 23, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   entrecon
Aaron Watson of The Watson Firm, PLLC wins Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018.
Pensacola — Being a business leader is about more than just the nameplate on the door.
 
Being a leader is about being present, being willing to learn, being willing to share what you know and investing in other people as a mentor. The jobs a leader supports and the lives they touch are more than the economic engine of a community — they are its beating heart.
 
To honor the achievements and recognize the economic impact businesses have on our community, Studer Community Institute presents the 2019 EntreCon® Awards, presented by Cox Business. Applications are being accepted now through 5 p.m. Oct. 2.
 
The recipients will be recognized during EntreCon®, the two-day business and leadership conference set for Nov. 13-14, 2019 in downtown Pensacola. Presented by Pensacola International Airport and Southwest Airlines, EntreCon® features speakers and panelists who share strategies for creating great places to work, managing work-life stress, and preparing for the workplace of the future.
 
Visit https://entreconpensacola.com/awards/ to submit your application.
 
From those who have championed the cause of entrepreneurs to those who have turned adversity into success in another chapter of their lives, these awards will honor small, medium and large business owners.
 
“The EntreCon® Awards are the perfect opportunity for our local businesses to showcase just what they are doing and who they are,” said Rachael Gillette, chief leadership development director at SCI. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the success stories from entrepreneurs and businesses throughout the community.”
 
This year, the awards have a very personal touch for the SCI family. To honor the person who most personifies a leader who enriches the lives of others, builds better organizations, and ultimately helps create a more just and caring world, we will present the John Myslak Award for Servant Leadership.
 
It is named in honor of our friend and colleague, John Myslak, who did all of those things and more in his work with Studer Properties projects, including Southtowne Apartments. John passed away earlier this year after battling cancer.
 
“John never asked of others something he was not willing to do himself. He was an advocate for every part of the Studer Family of Companies, from our early learning efforts to supporting our covenant with the community to encourage and support diversity in our development projects,” Gillette said. “We hope this award honors part of the legacy he left with us.”
 
The categories aim to honor businesses at every stage in their life cycle, from start-ups to family businesses that span multiple generations. To view all of the categories, visit the EntreCon® website at https://entreconpensacola.com/awards/.
 
EntreCon® was founded and exists to help leaders of all levels in their game-changing business efforts, and Studer Community Institute is excited to be able to honor their work at the 2019 EntreCon® Awards.
 
For more information about EntreCon®, visit https://entreconpensacola.com/