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EY announces finalists for EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2014 in Maryland

Baltimore, 25 April 2014

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EY today announced the finalists for EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2014 in the Maryland. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas 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 Thursday, June 12 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel.

The finalists are:
Rebecca Hoffberger
American Visionary Art Museum

Christopher Toleman
Arocon Roofing and Construction LLC

Christopher Brandt
Audacious Inquiry, LLC

Kevin Switick

Mike Battle
Battle Resource Management, Inc.

Kevin Cashen
Bay Bank

Chuck Faughnan III
Bridges Consulting, Inc.

J.M. Schapiro III
Continental Realty Corporation

David Costello
Costello Construction

Vlad Friedman
Edgewebhosting, Inc.

Charles Werhane
Enterprise Community Investment

Robert Graybill
FMS Solutions

Kwame Kuadey

David Block
Gliknik, Inc.

Ethan Giffin

Bruce Zwicker

Jacky Kimmel
InfoTeK Corporation

Philip Green
Intelligent Solutions for Information Systems, LLC

Len Moodispaw
KEYW Corporation

Doug Stewart
Milestone Intelligence Group, Inc.

Todd Marks

Bill Kraus
Steve Newton
Mission BBQ

Linda Abell
Security Vault Works, Inc.

Rick Wuest
Thompson Creek Window Company

Chris Mechanic

Ryan Sysko
WellDoc, Inc.

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 Maryland, regional sponsors include the Baltimore Business Journal, DLA Piper, PNC Bank, SmartCEO and reception sponsors include Cassidy Turley and Randstad Professionals.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM
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.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets
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