Originally published Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 05:58a.m.
Yavapai College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an America’s SBDC Arizona Network Service Center (AZSBDC), congratulates Ignacio Mesa, owner, Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery, the Yavapai County SBDC 2018 Success Award Winner!
The Yavapai College SBDC nominated Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery for the 2018 Success Awards for the innovative, sustainable business practices he utilized in establishing and growing his business in Camp Verde, Arizona.
Mr. Mesa has worked with representatives of the SBDC over the past years, gaining value from the resources and the network provided to small businesses in all phases of start-up, growth and sustaining stages of business. Mr. Mesa has made a positive impact in
his community of Camp Verde and is a recognized National Geographic geo-tourism partner. He is a member of the Camp Verde Business Alliance, The Verde Valley Wine Trail, and has successfully collaborated with the Yavapai College Southwest Wine Center to mentor students and provide them with internships and real experience in working an estate vineyard and winery.
Clear Creek Vineyard and Winery will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony held at the Arizona State Capital on March 22. A group of elected officials, Economic Development Staff of the Town of Camp Verde, and the staff of the Yavapai College SBDC will join him at the Awards Ceremony in celebration of this honor.