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Prior Years

2019 Entrepreneur of the Year

2019 entrepreneur of the year finalist posing with award 2019 EOY Winner: Lacey Coleman, Owner of Coastal Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning
group of 2019 entrepreneur of the year finalists pose indoors Eric Clough, finalist and owner of eShore Sports, Lori McAllister, finalist and owner of The Daily Brew Coffee House, the Mayor of Snow Hill Gary Weber, Lacey Coleman, Winner and Owner of Coastal Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Palmer Gillis and Maurice Ames, Executive Director of MCE, Inc.

2018 Entrepreneur of the Year

2018 entrepreneur of the year receiving award at podium Jeremy Norton, Owner of Roadie Joe's Bar & Grill receives the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award for 2018 from Palmer Gillis Co-Owner Gillis Gilkerson
2018 entrepreneur of the year finalists posing on stage Pictured from left to right: finalists Kenneth Shockley, Owner of Unique Styles Custom Home Builders in Delmar, MD. and Christine Braughler, Owner of Acorn Market in Salisbury, MD; Entrepreneur of the Year Winner Jeremy Norton, Owner of Roadie Joe's Bar & Grill, Maurice Ames, Palmer Gillis
2018 entrepreneur of the year finalists and officials posing on stage Entrepreneur of the Year finalists with local elected officials

2017 Entrepreneur of the Year

2017 entrepreneur of the year with award and officials posing Palmer Gillis Co-Owner Gillis Gilkerson, Jaime Windon winner and Owner of Lyon Distilling in St. Michaels, MD, George Koste-Executive Director MCE, Inc.
2017 entrepreneur of the year finalist with award and officials posing on stage next to podium Palmer, Kim Scott, Owner of Great Gourmet in Federalsburg, George
2017 entrepreneur of the year finalist and officials posing on stage next to podium Palmer Gillis, Kelly Jackson Owner of Emily's Produce in Cambridge, MD, George Koste

2016 Entrepreneur of the Year

2016 entrepreneur of the year runner-ups posing with award Finalists Bob Hammond Jr. of Atlantic Physical Therapy, Susan Purnell of Kuhn's Jewelers, and Johnny Shockley of Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company
2016 entrepreneur of the year with award and officials posing Johnny Shockley of Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company was named this year's winner of the 2016 Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Pictured left to right: George Koste, Johnny Shockley, Palmer Gillis

2015 Award Winner

2012 entrepreneur of the year posing with officials Pete Roskovich (middle), Owner of Black Diamond Lodge

2014 Award Winner

2013 entrepreneur of the year accepting award and posing with official Ryan Miller, Owner of The Deli Restaurant, Last Call Liquors; Cafe Perdue & Perdue Pantry R. Miller Properties, and Warehouse Bar

2013 Award Winner

2014 entrepreneur of the year with award posing with official Kerry Palakanis, a nurse practitioner who opened a health care clinic in Crisfield two years ago, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Maryland Capital Enterprises at a dinner celebration at Salisbury University

2012 Award Winner

2015 entrepreneur of the year with award posing with official Chris Eccleston of Delmarva Veteran Builders was named this year's winner of the 2015 Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Chris Eccleston started Delmarva Veteran Builders just three years ago and its growth has exploded