Who Are The 2020 NEXTies Honorees?


 | February 15, 2020

On February 14, 2020 Zach Davis (The Penny Ice Creamery, Snap Taco & The Picnic Basket), Jennalee Dahlen (Yoso Wellness Spa) Henry Chadwick (Henry Chadwick Music), Melissa Q Begin (Hotel Paradox) and Matthew Swinnerton (Event Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Works) gathered to announce the 2020 NEXTies honorees who will be awarded their NEXTie on March 20, 2020.

Honorees include:
Entrepreneur of the year: Jamileh Cannon & Tim Gordin from
Musician of the Year: Lindsay Wall
Band of the Year: The Carolyn Sills Combo
Artist of the Year (in memory of Doug Ross): Taylor Reinhold
Writer of the Year: Jacob Pierce
Give-back Person of the Year: Gina Orlando
Foodie of the Year: Akindele Bankole
New Business of the Year: Fruition Brewery
Athlete of the Year: Layla Ruiz
Youth of the Year: Tamarah Minami
Non-Profit of the Year: Santa Cruz Playground Project
Mentor of the Year: Alexandra Navarro
TECH Business of the Year: Joby Aviation
Green Business of the Year: Ethos
Innovative Business of the Year: Terroir in a Jar
Wildcard: GO Santa Cruz
Life Time Achievement Award: Cathy Calfo

Join us for a night celebrating the area’s best and brightest doers!

Pull out the pearls and cufflinks and join us for an evening in honor of those in Santa Cruz County who inspire the community. This year’s annual award show, now in its 11th year, is sure to be the best one yet! See you on the red carpet!

Tickets available here

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