Meet the winner

Entrepreneur of 2019
presented by IdeaCafe

Rushelle Wetzel Is The Recipient Of The Entrepreneur Of 2019 Award

She competed against 49 entrepreneurs from across the country and her win was definitely well-deserved. She got 1152 votes in the voting stage and naturally emerged as the winner.

Rushelle Wetzel

Owner of Smiley Transportation

Rushelle's vision has always been to be the "McDonald's" of student shuttle by transporting children safely to their destinations. SAFETY is her number one priority! It is not surprising that parents call her the "Lifesavers for working parents". Smiley Transportation is not just another student shuttle service. They are an alternative solution for student transportation.

You can find below what other people said for Rushelle Wetzel and her business, why she was nominated and what it took to become the IdeaCafe's Entrepreneur of 2019.

“I have watched Rushelle grow this business. We can not wait for her to bring a branch to Weatherford.“


“Rushelle is a strong woman that has made her company a household name.”


“Rushelle is the definition of Entrepreneur. She owns and operates three businesses. She is well deserving of this award.”


About the award

The Entrepreneur of 2019 Award is presented by – one of the oldest online community for small businesses and mompreneurs. Entrepreneur of 2019 is a unique award that encourages online communities to recognize the achievements of the entrepreneurs who inspired others with ideas, leadership and accomplishment. Are you an entrepreneur leading a successful business? If so, submit your nomination for the Entrepreneur of 2019 Award

Why participate


The Entrepreneur of 2019 is absolutely free. No fees required, from nominations to winners!

Value & Credibility

The winner will receive an award badge to prove that their work exceeds industry standards.


The big winner will receive a handsome trophy - a symbol of achievement for their hard work.

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