Night Celebrating The Area’s Best and Brightest Doers

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Santa Cruz hosts tonight the 2017 NextTies Award Show. The annual award show, now in its 8th year, features and honors talent from the arts and tech to fitness and the food industries.This year’s music showcase features local band The Coffis Brothers, Taylor Rae and McCoy Tyler. Danielle Crook and DNA are the MCs.

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The Honorees were revealed on March 22 via a Facebook live page.

This year’s honorees are:
Entrepreneur of the year: Sindy Hernandez de Cornejo
Musician of the year: Taylor Rae
Band of the year: The Coffis Brothers
Artist of the year: Irene O’Connell
Writer of the year: Lily Stoicheff
Give Back person of the year: Mariah Tanner & Natalie Anne Oliver
Foodie of the year: Elizabeth Birnbaum
New Business of the year: Cat & Cloud Coffee
Athlete of the year: Ryan Navaroli
Under 18 person of the year: Ashley Solis-Pavon: Community Agroecology Network
Non-Profit of the year: Warming Project
Mentor of the year: Keisha Frost
Innovative Business of the Year: Inboard
Innovator of the year: Nick Halmos from Cityblooms
TECHie of the year: Gabriel Jesse Medina (From Digital NEST)
Green Business of the year: Khordz Handmade Mugs
Wildcard: Happily Ever Laughter

The event is opened to the public and tickets at the door at $30 and is taking place downtown Santa Cruz at The RIO,1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

The organization has partnered with ReCRUZ to promote reusable glassware at this event.

This year’s  sponsors are Ate3one, The Impact Entrepreneur Show, Santa Cruz Signs, Bitframe Media, Yellow Bus, Santa Cruz County Bank, GoodTimes and Erik’s DeliCafe.

See you all tonight.

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