Voting open for annual Tulsey Awards

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Updated: 10/11/2012 2:48 pm Published: 10/11/2012 2:41 pm

Voting is now open for the 2012 Tulsey Awards.

Over the last five years, the Tulsey Awards has grown into the premier entrepreneurial recognition award celebration in Tulsa. The award recognizes the innovators, pioneers and entrepreneurs of Tulsa.

Tulsa entrepreneurs were nominated through the Tulsey website in ten separate Tulsey categories: Arts & Entertainment, Civic, Emerging, Franchise, Green, Interactive, Legend, Restaurateur, Serial and Young. The entrepreneur with the most votes will then receive the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Voting for entrepreneurs can only be made through the Tulsey website at, through Nov. 1, 2012.

The winning entrepreneurs will be announced at the Tulsey Awards Ceremony at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 7 – 10 p.m. Each winner will receive a hand-cast Golden Driller Statuette, symbolizing the entrepreneurial excellence in Tulsa.

Tickets are available online at for $15 each and will be available at the door the night of the Tulsey Awards for $20, cash only.

The Tulsey Awards is the culmination of Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week, events for entrepreneurs planned from Nov. 9-16, 2012. TGEW, including the Tulsey Awards, is being coordinated by the city’s Economic Development Commission, Entrepreneurship Committee. For more information about TGEW, visit

2012 Tulsey Nominees:

Arts & Entertainment: Sharon Braun-Hutton-Letterpress of Tulsa, Steve Cluck-Louis and Cluck, Nikki Halgren-Gleeful Peacock Mercantile, Ken Tracy-Choregus Productions, Victor Wandres-Klondike5 Band

Civic: Luke Crouch-Tulsa Web Devs, Judi Grove-Turn Tulsa Pink, Justin Snyder- Change Clothing

Emerging: Amy Campbell-The Red Checker LLC., Bill Copeland- Glacier Confection, Kacie Frazier-Okies Rock Apparel, Angela Glidden-Everything Events, Erin Holder-Mod Skin, Kayvon Olomi-AppTank,

Franchise: Joe Davidson-Oklahoma Joe’s, Becky Dumond-Simple Simon’s Pizza

Green: Joseph Henretty-Tulsa Pedicabs, Bob Jack-Manhattan Construction, John Miggins-Harvest Solar & Wind Energy, Shelby Navarro-One Architecture, Traci Phillips-Natural Evolution, Sam Sneller-Green Country Permaculture

Interactive: Brady Deaton-IDEFI, Jennifer Marriott-Marpomultimedia Inc., Stuart McDaniel-Gurustu Group, Daniel Mooney-Moomat, Ryan Phillips-Phillips360

Legend: Burt Holmes-The Holmes Organisation, Connie McFarland-McFarland Architects

Restaurateur: Cheri Asher-Coffee House on Cherry Street, Christopher Cooley-BBD2-The Deuce, Mitch Dees-SMOKE. on Cherry Street, Hunt Hawkins & Eric Richards-Edward Delk’s Bar & Restaurant, Adam Meyers-Burn Co. BBQ, Lori Walderich, Top That Pizza!

Serial: Steve Antry-Eagle Energy Company, Carey Baker-Part-Time Pros, Garrett, Dan Roberts-Trak-1, Clay Slaton-EngATech

Young: Anthony Carrera-Pen & Ink Tattoo, Dominick Cooper-Launch Academy, Eric Kehmeier-Integrated Business Technology, Chelsea McGuire-Take Heart Tulsa, Jason Sooter-The Organic Bloom, Sarah Vespasian-Prairie Hive

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