The Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards
In November 2007, The Bruhas were proud to accept 3rd place for Mayor Kathy Taylor's Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for their business The Skunk Whisperer®, Inc. (which later relocated to Southwest Florida where it was renamed The Wildlife Whisperer).
The award was started by Mayor Kathy Taylor to motivate and reward entrepreneurial endeavors in the city. Award benefits included business advice and mentoring from some of the city's top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Bruha credited the award as a catalyst in growing his business through the coaching and promotion that followed.
The 2007 Spirit Award
In 2007, a prestigious panel of judges presented the Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit award to three businesses that they felt best met a list of predetermined business criteria, including a strong business plan, viability, potential for growth and development, and a commitment to the city. The Bruhas were honored to accept the third place award representing The Skunk Whisperer®. entrepreneurial spirit and success in the wildlife control industry. Like all recipients of the award, The Skunk Whisperer® had submitted their business ideas in an executive two page summary from which a field of 25 finalists were chosen. Only one contestant received the $30,000 grand prize from Spirit Bank, but all finalists received invaluable coaching, guidance and advice from some of the city's most successful entrepreneurs.
As Bruha accepted the award he said "This business plan and presentation contest has been a great experience. Kudos to Mayor Kathy Taylor and Spirit Bank for investing in the city's entrepreneurial spirit, and recognizing our business as an up and coming Tulsa based asset.
We thank all of our business coaches, our CPA, friends, contractors, co-workers, lawyers, graphic artists, search engine optimization officers, and clients for helping us get to this point. We have a great reputation because of all of your support and patronage."
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