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Spirit of Polynesia gala graphic
January 30, 2024

The gala, called “Spirit of Polynesia,” will feature classic Tiki cocktails and mocktails, as well as native dishes influenced by Southeast Asia, Europe and South America. It will also showcase program developments, introduce students in the program and recognize sponsors and donors.

The stage at a past Spirit of the Entrepreneur Gala
November 6, 2023

Proceeds from the black-tie event go to the IECE’s Spirit of the Entrepreneur Scholarship Fund, which provides grants to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Guests enjoy gala
March 10, 2023

“New York, New York” was a festive evening of iconic New York City foods, classic cocktails and music that showcased program developments, introduced hospitality program students and featured student DJs from PDC’s Paws Radio.

New York, New York gala graphic
January 10, 2023

The gala will showcase program developments, introduce hospitality program students and feature student DJs from PDC’s Paws Radio.

The stage at the annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur gala.
November 22, 2022

Since its creation in 2003, the Spirit of the Entrepreneur has honored more than 200 entrepreneurs in the inland region for building businesses into major contributors to the region’s economy.

Stacey Allis, assistant director of the IECE, and Mike Stull, IECE director, director of the School of Entrepreneurship and professor of entrepreneurship.
November 9, 2022

The 20th anniversary gala will include special Legacy Awards to two outstanding previous Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award recipients along with the featured award recipients.

Twenty-seven entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of more than 250 nominees.
October 4, 2021

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship has announced the finalists for its annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur gala to be held in November.

Spirit of the Entrepreneur award statue.
August 10, 2021

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at CSUSB is seeking nominations of IE-based entrepreneurs for the 2021 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards. The deadline is Aug. 20 to submit nominations.

February 2, 2021

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, take a look back when Janice Bryant Howroyd, the founder and chief executive officer of The ActOne Group, presided over the awards gala that took place on Nov. 21.