The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and kicking in Northern California— and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of all the action! Denise Pollard, Founder and CEO of Center for Learning and Autism Support Services, Inc. (CLASS), was recently announced as a semifinalist in the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California Awards program.


As the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been at the forefront of identifying game‑changing business leaders for more than three decades. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc. Nominated by Emily Armenta, we’re honored to have Denise Pollard recognized among so many other notable business luminaries in Northern California.


Learn more about the Entrepreneur Of The Year Northern California program and follow our journey to the awards!


For a full list of the semifinalists, check out 2017-EOY-NorCal_Semifinalist_Release