Charles Cole, founder and president of Five Ten Co., was honored at the 8th annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award ceremony at the gala celebration in Riverside, California. Cole, who founded Five Ten in 1985, won the award for his development of Stealth rubber and its application to footwear worldwide.
Charles Cole and Five Ten awarded Innovator Entrepreneur of 2010
The Spirit of the Entrepreneur event was presented by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University San Bernardino and sponsored by organizations including The Business Press, Inland Empire magazine, Business Alliance, County of San Bernardino, County of Riverside, Citizens Business Bank, KWB Wealth Managers. More than 160 individuals were nominated for awards in eight categories. The awards ceremony, a black-tie dinner, was held at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California on Nov 10, 2010.