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In an effort to recognize Auburn University’s established and emerging business leaders and innovators, the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented as part of the 2017 Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit.

Entrepreneur Summit programming includes the Top Tigers awards luncheon and the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame gala.

Presented in partnership with Business Alabama magazine and Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors, the Top Tigers awards honor the fastest-growing companies founded, owned or led by Auburn University alumni, such as chief executive officers, presidents, vice presidents, chief financial officers and more. Nominees are evaluated based on revenue growth.

The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame program honors Auburn alumni who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and perseverance in building a successful business or changing the fortunes of an established company. Individual awards will also be presented for Auburn University’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is open to Auburn alumni who graduated more than 10 years ago, while the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is open to Auburn alumni who graduated within the past decade.

John Brown, former CEO of Stryker and chairman emeritus, was the inaugural Hall of Fame inductee. Stacy Brown, Chicken Salad Chick co-founder and vice president of Brand Development, and Cameron Doody, Bellhops co-founder and CEO, earned the Entrepreneur and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in 2016.

Nominations may be submitted online. The nomination deadline is Friday, Nov. 11.

The Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit will be held March 30-31 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. More information is available online.