Celebration of Small Business

November 9, 2020 – December 13, 2020

Join the Celebration

2020 People’s Choice Award

Help select our 2020 People’s Choice Award winner. Follow WEV on Facebook and Instagram to find out how this year’s nominees are making a positive impact not just for the economy but for the community’s health and wellness and vote for the business owner you would like to see win this year’s award.

Voting Closed – Read About the Nominees

Shop Local Market

Browse WEV’s first virtual Shop Local Market to find great gifts this holiday season. You will be supporting your friends, neighbors, and community by shopping local – from the comfort of your own home.

Thank you for shopping local this holiday season! The Shop Local Market is now closed.

Virtual Celebration

Join us virtually to celebrate small business owners! WEV will share a video series announcing the 2020 People’s Choice Award winner, congratulating recent WEV graduates, highlighting the vitality of local businesses in our community, and more!

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We’re doing things a little differently this year.

2020 has truly been a year unlike any other. With all of the upheaval in our community and the world this year, Women’s Economic Ventures knows how important it is to make time to honor and lift up local small businesses.

We come together each December to celebrate successes of WEV’s small business owners and, while we can’t gather in person, we are excited for WEV’s Celebration of Small Business 2020 and the opportunity to celebrate with you in a new way!

Join WEV’s Celebration festival to discover the local businesses that make the Central Coast unique and to celebrate the business owners whose vision brings this vibrant community to life.

What’s New
  • Discover and shop locally-owned businesses VIRTUALLY.
  • Enjoy a festival of events, not just one evening.
  • Join the Celebration from home and view our brief video messages on demand, at your convenience.
Returning Favorites
  • Hear from amazing WEV client business owners.
  • Show your support for the 2020 WEV People’s Choice Award nominees.
  • Celebrate our community with inspiring speeches from WEV instructors and leadership.


Will English to Spanish translation be available?

WEV will translate all Celebration and Shop Local Market web pages and subtitle all Celebration videos so that they are accessible to both English- and Spanish-speaking viewers.

Will transcripts of Celebration videos be available?

Yes, WEV will include full transcripts of each video in the video description on YouTube.

Can I invite my friends and family to participate?

Yes, we would love for you to share with your community.

Do I need to register for the event?

No, but we encourage you to save the dates on your calendar! We will send reminders via email and social media.

Not on our mailing list? Sign up here.

How much does the event cost?

All Celebration events are free and open to the public.

What businesses are featured in the Shop Local Market?

WEV’s virtual Shop Local Market vendors are WEV client business owners, Spirit of Entrepreneurship finalists, and League of Extraordinary Women members. These vendors applied between September 18th and October 14th.

Planning to participate?

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