The Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards
In November 2007, Ned and Betsey Bruha were proud to accept 3rd place for Mayor Kathy Taylor's Tulsa Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for their business The Skunk Whisperer®, Inc. The award was started by Mayor Kathy Taylor to motivate and reward entrepreneurial endeavors in Tulsa. Award benefits included business advice and mentoring from some of Tulsa'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 Tulsa 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 Tulsa. Ned Bruha and his wife Betsey 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 Tulsa's most successful entrepreneurs.
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." "Most of all, I thank my beautiful bride of ten years today (November 2007), who has supported and encouraged our business from day one. Without her support, this would not be possible. An entrepreneur cannot make it to the top, or out the front door, without a strong partner. This partner must be intellectual, analytical, moral, competent, good with numbers and concepts. I am lucky to have these essential traits possessed by my bride, Betsey."
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