Two were honored for their excellence as entrepreneurs at the Erie Art Museum Thursday night.

Genevieve Derose and Paul Hoffman were both presented with awards for devoting their time to youth in the community and starting their own businesses in Erie.

Derose is the owner of Inner Balance Pilates. Paul Hoffman is the president of Hoffman United.

Erie News Now's Kara Coleman emceed the event and handed out the awards.

Anyone who wants to become a volunteer to help teach kids through Junior Achievement can call Erin Sekerak, executive director of Junior Achievement of Western PA, at 814-898-6385.