Leaders in Small Business Hospitality Innovation to be Honored

Entrepreneurs Awards Program

Tweet It: Do you have what it takes to be one of @NightclubBar’s 2014 Entrepreneurs of the Year? Submit your innovative product by 11/15: http://bit.ly/19ujVtN


Entrepreneurs Awards Program

After a successful inaugural year, Nightclub & Bar Media Group launches the second annual Entrepreneurs Awards Program, offering finalists a chance to showcase their new and exciting nightlife product during the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas March 24-26, 2014.

“We created this program as a platform for new business owners who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend the convention to introduce us to these groundbreaking products,” said Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host and co-executive producer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue." “This year we are looking for exhilarating innovation and creativity from small emerging businesses attempting to change the way we think about the industry.”

Whether it be a delicious new spirit or a cutting edge smartphone application, Nightclub & Bar Media Group will select three winners offering the latest in nightlife industry innovation. Winners from this year’s competition will receive a booth on the show floor at the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention with a chance to personally show Taffer their industry changing invention. The honorees will also receive two VIP all-access passes for the Nightclub & Bar conference program and nightly events, a special mention in the on-site directory, editorial coverage, social media mentions, and the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year award plaque.

Winners from the inaugural competition included Paul J. Kozub’s V-One Vodka, the only 100 percent Spelt Vodka on the market; Egress Marking Solutions’ E-Lume-A-Path, a convenient and safe path marking and lighting system that provides a floor-level, uninterrupted lighted path to safety while highlighting the doors of the appropriate emergency exits; and PlanChat, a patented technology that gives patrons the power to share promotions with friends using text messages, email and push notifications. For those media interested, high-resolution images of the 2013 Entrepreneurs Awards Program winners are available on request.

The 2014 Entrepreneurs Awards Program is now open for submissions. Applicants can submit their entry forms by visiting the program’s website. To qualify, candidates must be a new business, brand, product or innovation (all spirit brands entering must have less than 20,000 cases sold per year and in business less than five years); must have less than two years in business; must employ less than 10 employees; cannot be owned or funded by a large corporation; and must be new to exhibiting at the Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2013, with the winning applicants chosen and announced on Dec. 16, 2013.

For additional information on The Entrepreneurs Awards Program visit the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show website.

Suggested Articles

The latest $2.2 trillion stimulus package from the House includes the Restaurants Act, a $120 billion industry targeted relief package.

Research from the latest National Restaurant Association and Yelp Show the Latest Rate in Closures

Six-month sales, education and networking virtual event series offers a brand-new approach for the industry to connect with owners, operators and supp