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2019 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards Finalist

Recognizing that "Innovation is not enough," and that creating a successful business enterprise includes equal measures of passion, drive, commitment, determination, and risk taking, the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards celebrated and honored the Inland Empire region's best entrepreneurs on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The 17th annual gala event was presented by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino who recognized 33 entrepreneurs selected as finalists from a pool of over 200 nominees. Indio’s buzzbox premium cocktails was recognized with the coveted Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award for 2019 in the area of Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship.

Founded by Rod Vandenbos in 2012, buzzbox beverages, inc. is the producer and manufacturer of the buzzbox premium cocktails product line of premium single-serve, ready-to-drink cocktails in a recyclable box. And this was all founded and grown right here in Riverside County, and the company now operates from the heart of Indio.