Six finalists chosen for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Announcements — By on May 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

The Metropreneur and Rotary District 6690 have teamed up to host the first-ever Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Six businesses have been named finalists: Billy Two Shoes; CivitasNow; Freedom a la CartFreshbox CateringFulcrum Creatives; and The Greener Grocer.

The finalists will make five-minute presentations to Rotary members at their district conference this morning at The Northpointe Conference Center in Lewis Center. Presentations begin at 10 a.m.

More than 100 Rotarians will vote on this year’s award winner, which will be announced at the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ceremony at the Gateway Film Center May 23.

Social entrepreneurship uses entrepreneurial principles and practices to create ventures aimed at solving social problems.

Members of the Rotary Clubs of Central and Southeast Ohio are community leaders whose motto is “Service Above Self,” so it seems fitting that they would recognize the social entrepreneurs who make our communities and the world a better place to live.

Melanie McIntyre (542 Articles)

Melanie McIntyre served as editorial director of The Metropreneur from its launch in August 2010 to May 2013. She is also a featured writer for Columbus Underground and writes about fashion, style and pop culture on her blog, Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is an Ohio State University graduate, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.


  • C. Lee Smith

    What an impressive group! Their presentations Friday were inspiring.