NEXTIES - Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

Join Yōso Wellness Spa at the Event Santa Cruz 2018 NEXTies Awards! The NEXTies Return to the Rio on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 6 PM!

We are honored to not only be a main sponsor for this incredible event, but also thrilled that Jennalee, owner of Yōso, has been selected as Entrepreneur of the Year!

Pull out the pearls & cufflinks and join us for an evening in honor of those in Santa Cruz County who inspire us to reach further and higher and inspire the community. This year’s annual award show, now in its 9th year, puts the spotlight on talent in industries from the arts and tech to fitness and food. See you on the red carpet!

Music guest : Jesse DanielKatie EkinKat Factor and Henry Chadwick

Get your tickets here!

Honorees  include:

Entrepreneur of the year – Jennalee Dahlen
Musician of the year – Jesse Daniel
Artist of the year – Ann Hazels
Writer of the year – Santa Cruz Heritage Food Project
Give Back person of the year – Chip
Foodie of the year – Burn Hot Sauce
New Business of the year – YaDoggie
Athlete of the year – Mike Holt
Under 18 person of the year – Kim Garcia
Non-Profit of the year – Gravity Water
Mentor of the year – Rachel Mitchell
Innovative Business of the Year – Steeped Coffee
Innovator of the year – John Felts
TECHie of the year – Jeremy Almond
Green Business of the year – Upcycled Skate Art
Wildcard – Ryan Foley
Hosted by DNA and Danielle Crook
Music guest : Jesse DanielKatie EkinKat Factor and Henry Chadwick

Beer from New Bohemia Brewing Co and cocktails from Venus Spirits.

The Food Lounge’s once monthly Night Market will come to feed us. Vendors include: Areperia 831My Mom’s MoleRogue Pye by Artisan Hand Food, Jesikah Cooks and the dessert table by the Santa Cruz Food Lounge.

This year Swan Dive Media will be filming the event!

We have partnered with ReCRUZ ( to replace the single use plastic cup waste with reusable glassware at this event. BYOM or rent at the event one of the ReCRUZ’s mugs for your beer.

Thank you to our sponsors: Yoso Wellness SpaVisit Santa Cruz and Dignity Health Medical Groups
Trade sponsors: Swandive.mediaJesse Gabriel PhotographySanta Cruz Life – Celebrating Life in Santa Cruz, CaSanta Cruz SignsAllterra Solar, Santa Cruz Engraving and nomBat.

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