PORTLAND, ORE– Good Clean Love, Inc. received the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s prestigious annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship award in the Development category last night. Good Clean Love’s founder and CEO Wendy Strgar received the award at a ceremony at downtown Portland’s Hilton Hotel in front of an audience of nearly 800 guests.
For the win, Good Clean Love will receive exclusive coverage on the OEN website and the Portland Business Journal. Runners up in the Development stage category included Expressive Labels, Inc. and Gamma Therapeutics, Inc. The ceremony also recognized the top company in three other growth stages, including, Working Capital Stage, Growth Stage and Individual Achievement.
Strgar’s acceptance speech honored the business community for its support. “Winning the Tom Holce award is both an honor and responsibility to his legacy, which was one of profound generosity and wisdom. At Good Clean Love, we are proud to walk in Tom’s footsteps and be an entrepreneurial force for loving.”
Good Clean Love was one of more than 700 businesses throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington to participate based upon the companies’ various achievements and backgrounds. In the preliminary round, Strgar gave a 15-minute presentation, during which committee members asked questions clarifying points about the company’s mission and direction.
The Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards originated in 1993. Named after entrepreneur and angel investor Tom Holce, the awards ceremony recognizes companies that provide jobs, help the economy and have faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles to growth and success.
Founded in 1991, the OEN is the largest entrepreneur assistance program in the state of Oregon. OEN’s mission is to provide support activities and mentoring to the entrepreneurial community to foster business growth and employment opportunities in Oregon. The OEN celebrated its 20th anniversary at this year’s awards ceremony.
Good Clean Love is a sexual health company whose mission is enhancing the awareness and experience of love in the world. Since 2003, Good Clean Love has been producing the finest all-natural and organic intimacy products, as well as excellent educational resources on sexual health and sustaining relationships.
Press Contact: Anastasia Strgar