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EY announces finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Maryland Region

Baltimore, 1 May 2017

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EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the Maryland Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 28, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

The finalists are:

  • Chesapeake Medical Imaging | Mark Baganz
  • Clarity Innovations | Dustin Zepp
  • ClearView Group | Brian Davis
  • Closet America | Skip LaBella
  • emocha Mobile Health | Sebastian Seiguer
  • eOriginal | Steve Bisbee
  • EZShield | Dale Dabbs
  • Greenspring Associates | Ashton Newhall
  • Helion Automotive Technologies | Erik Nachbahr
  • Howard Bank | Mary Ann Scully
  • Inflection Point Systems | Carlos Montemayor
  • INNOPLEX | Phil Green
  • IntelliGenesis | Angie Lienert
  • MidPoint Technology Group | Dave Kaspary
  • PANDORA Jewelry, Americas | Scott Burger
  • Resolute Technologies | Jennifer Walker
  • River City Cannery | Ashley Sebastionelli, Matt Sebastionelli
  • Science Systems and Applications | Anoop Mehta
  • Union Craft Brewing | Adam Benesch
  • Valsatech | Chandra Sabbavarpu
  • Veteran Solutions | John Chenery
  • Visual Connections | Frederick Deese
  • VOR Technology | Tony Lawrence
  • WaveStrike | Anne Wagner, Mike Wagner

Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2018.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In the Maryland region, platinum sponsors also include DLA Piper and PNC Bank. Maryland gold sponsors include the Baltimore Business Journal, Cushman & Wakefield, KELLY Benefit Strategies and Randstad Professionals.

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About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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