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Mike Garvey to receive Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in Pacific Northwest

Seattle, 29 May 2013

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Ernst & Young LLP today announced that Seattle-based entrepreneur Mike Garvey, co-founder and retired Chairman of Saltchuk Resources, Inc., will receive the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for the Pacific Northwest. Garvey will be honored during the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on June 7, 2013.

“Mike has grown the Seattle-based transportation company into a portfolio of 22 businesses, from air cargo to trucking, with approximately 7,000 employees and more than $2 billion in revenues while staying true to his Washington roots. He has demonstrated his innovative leadership and ability to be an industry pioneer,” said Dan Smith, managing partner for Ernst & Young LLP’s Seattle practice. “He is an extraordinary businessman, family man and local philanthropist who is deeply passionate about his community, having served for more than four decades on numerous local charities and corporate boards.”

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program, now in its 27th year, celebrates entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

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 the Pacific Northwest, regional sponsors include Merrill Corporation, Perkins Coie LLC, Scherzer International, Steelcase, The Big Picture Video Film & Arts, and Union Bank.

About EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young LLP’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.

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Contact information
For information on attending Ernst & Young LLP’s Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Pacific Northwest awards gala, contact: Rachel Anderson at 1-206-654-7633 or by email. For more information on the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in the Pacific Northwest, visit