Eighteen finalists have been selected for six awards celebrating entrepreneurship in the region. Award winners will be named at the second annual Hey Sioux Falls event, which will be held Thursday, November 7th at the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls.

Six local entrepreneurs will receive awards for building great businesses or pushing the Sioux Falls entrepreneurial community forward. Awards will be presented in the following categories: New Startup; Growth Startup; Startup Champion; Small Business; Corporate Innovator; and Social Impact.

The 2019 Hey Sioux Falls award finalists include:

New Startup of the Year
Advanced Remote Sensing, Inc.
Hemp Processing Solutions
Modern Day Health Care

Growth Startup of the Year
Expansion Capital Group
Prairie Tickets, Inc.
Weisser Distributing

Startup Champion of the Year
Thadeus Giedd
Melissa Johnson
Carla White

Small Business of the Year
Daily Clean Food & Drink
Game Chest
Juniper Apothecary

Corporate Innovator of the Year
Eide Bailly LLP
First Bank & Trust

Social Impact
The Barrel House

Hey Sioux Falls is a collaborative effort of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, and 1 Million Cups. The event celebrates the trials and triumphs of local entrepreneurs. Everyone, from established business leaders to early-stage entrepreneurs, are invited to come together to celebrate the vibrant entrepreneur community in Sioux Falls. There will be hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and conversation during a social hour starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a program at 7 p.m.

Hey Sioux Falls is presented by The First National Bank in Sioux Falls. Tickets are complimentary but must be reserved in advance. Visit heysiouxfalls.com for tickets and more information.