EY announces winners for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Northeast Ohio Award
Cleveland, 30 June 2014
EY is pleased to announce the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Northeast Ohio. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a special gala Thursday evening at the Cleveland Convention Center.
“EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for the past 28 years,” said Whitt Butler, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Northeast Ohio. “These business leaders are accomplished entrepreneurs who have contributed a tremendous amount to the community.”
The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Northeast Ohio Award winners are:
- Scott T. Becker, Chromaflo
- Dale Wollschleger, Exact Care Pharmacy
- Richard Bednar, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies
- Brad Sacks, More Than Gourmet
- Jeffrey Concepcion, Stratos Wealth Partners
- Deborah D. Hoover, The Burton D. Morgan Foundation
- David A. Osage, The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.
- Jodi Berg, Vita-Mix Corporation
- Paul Westlake, Westlake Reed Leskosky
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program honors entrepreneurs regionally in June, leading up to the national awards in November. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at the national level. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. 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 EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Northeast Ohio, sponsors include Oswald Companies, PNC, Action Management Services, Calfee, Halter & Griswold, McDonald Hopkins, SS&G, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, Benesch, Consolidated Solutions, Empire Valuation Consultants, Inglewood Associates, Scherzer International, Stout Risius Ross, and Smart Business Magazine.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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