Spark Awards seeks entries

DAYTON — There’s still time for millennial entrepreneurs to enter the competition for Spark Awards to be presented by the Better Business Bureau serving Dayton and the Miami Valley.

The Spark Awards will recognize millennial entrepreneurial organizations whose leaders demonstrate a high level of character, generating a culture that is authentic about its mission and connection with community.

Entries for the 2019 Spark Awards are being accepted until April 1. For award criteria to submit an entry, visit

The Spark Award winners will be announced May 14 during the BBB’s Eclipse Integrity Awards. Additionally, recipients will be involved with telling their stories at BBB events throughout the year.

BBB has joined forces with Sinclair College for the recognition. Each honoree this year will receive a $500 scholarship for continued professional development.

“Sinclair is committed to supporting and encouraging young entrepreneurs in this community,” said Elizabeth Orlando, Sinclair dean of business and public services. “Graduates from our entrepreneurship program own some of our city’s most popular food businesses like the Zombie Dogz and Partial to Pies. This scholarship gives us the opportunity to provide budding startup companies the extra capital they need to take their businesses to the next level. This is extremely important because supporting millennial entrepreneurs helps strengthen our local economy and attracts new businesses to the region.”