The Council for Entrepreneurial Development will hand out its CED’s 2002 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards next Tuesday.

Awards will be given for “Growth Company of the Year,” “IT and Life Science Technologies of the Year,” and “Start-up of the Year,” in addition to several others.

For the past 16 years, CED has recognized outstanding entrepreneurs and members of the CED community for their achievements over the previous year.

The awards show as well as a family festival is being held at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Raleigh and will start at 5:30 and end at 8:30 PM on June 18. The cost is $20 for an individual and $40 for a couple or family.

For more information, contact Jennifer Bersch at jbersch@cednc.org. Registration may be done online with a credit card at http://secure.hesketh.net/cednc/awards/register.html .