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EY announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 finalists in Maryland

Baltimore, 3 May 2013

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Ernst & Young LLP today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in Maryland. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Wednesday, June 26 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

The finalists are:

Rajiv Jain
a2z, Inc.
Frank Lonergan
ANCILE Solutions, Inc.
Christopher Brandt
Audacious Inquiry
Kevin Switick
AVIAN Engineering, LLC
Chuck Faughnan
Bridges Consulting, Inc.
Richard Huffman
Celebree Learning Centers
Christine Puglisi
ClearEdge IT Solutions, LLC
William H. Floyd
Steven E. Schaefer
CSA Medical, Inc.
Larry Harding
High Street Partners
James Piper Bond
Living Classrooms Foundation
Cidalia Luis-Akbar
Natalia Luis
M. Luis Construction CO., Inc.
Robert Aylward
Mabey Inc.
Patrick Mish
M-Edge Accessories
George Schlossnagle
Message Systems
Todd Marks
Mindgrub Technologies LLC
David Mazzuca
NTC Mazzuca Contracting, Inc.
Cedric Nash
Oakland Consulting Group, Inc.
Craig Guice
Brendan Kelly
Smartlink, LLC
Paul Capriolo
Social Growth Technologies, Inc
Frank Gunion
South Moon Under
Ron Gula
Jack Huffard
Renaud Deraison
Tenable Network Security
Bert Lebhar
The Atlantic Remodeling Corporation
Rick Wuest
Thompson Creek Window Company
Frank Gunion
South Moon Under
Ron Gula
Jack Huffard
Renaud Deraison
Tenable Network Security
Bert Lebhar
The Atlantic Remodeling Corporation

EY also announced its first ever Family Business Award of Excellence recipient in the Maryland Region, The Kelly Family of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group/KTBSPayroll. This award recognizes leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families with a culture and tradition of successfully balancing business and family issues, growing the business through innovation, and philanthropic or social engagement.

Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded globally to recognize company builders in over 140 cities and in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners go on to compete at the national level. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In Maryland, program sponsors include: the Baltimore Business Journal, DLA Piper, PNC Bank, SmartCEO, Cassidy Turley, The Mergis Group and ClearView Group.

About EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

About Ernst & Young LLP’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
Ernst & Young LLP’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practice guides leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary team of elite professionals provides perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at, or follow news on Twitter at EY_Growth.

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