The Founders Forum announced today that Mahesh “Mike” Shah, founder and president of Southeast Petro Distributors, Inc., has been named its 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.  Shah will be honored at an award dinner on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.

The Founders Forum invites the public to celebrate the successful career and community leadership of Mike Shah as he retraces his 40+ year entrepreneurial journey from a small farming village in India to Brevard County, Florida, where he has built a network of over 150 gas stations throughout the state and supplies wholesale fuel to close to 400 locations in all.  Find out how this entrepreneur has helped assimilate his native culture into the fabric of Brevard County and become one of the community’s leading philanthropists.

The September event is the first Founders Forum meeting in the 2014-2015 series, which is underwritten again this year by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council and Anuva Manufacturing Services.  American Services Technology, Inc., Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Rock Paper Simple, and SpaceCoast Business Magazine are the sponsors for the Entrepreneur of the Year event.  For information or to register visit www.FoundersForum.com.  Seating is limited so early registration is strongly recommended.

DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TIME: 6:00 PM Networking & Reception | 6:45 PM Dinner | 7:45 PM Program & Awards

LOCATION: Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place

COST: Advance Registration, $35; At the Door, $45

To reserve a corporate table of 10, please contact Kara at (321) 215-0087.


For more information about the Entrepreneur of the Year Award Dinner, please contact Josh Field, Founders Forum board member and event host, at (321) 622-5986 or josh@scbmarketing.com (SCB Marketing).