Call Is On For Entrepreneur of the Year
So you never thought a Big 5 firm could actually help you, right? Wrong. Ernst & Young, LLP is looking for nominations for Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee based entrepreneurs for the company’s 14th Annual Entrepreneur Of The Year award program. The program focuses on fast-growing companies and is a fantastic opportunity for you to nominate some of your clients. Now that’s value-added!
Winners walk away with a lot more than an award. Improved banking relationships, access to venture capital, local and national media attention, stock visibility, and enhanced employee morale are a few of the fringe benefits that come with winning.
Owners and managers who are primarily responsible for the growth of a company are eligible for the award. Their companies must have been operating for at least two years. If the company is publicly-held, the founder must be an active member in top management. There’s no fee for nominations, which must be received by April 7, 2000. Awards in 46 major markets will be presented to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
If you have an entrepreneur you would like to nominate go for it! Also keep in mind that local awards events are a great way for you to help your clients get in front of the press and media and for you to enhance your existing client relationship.
For information and nomination forms, call Gay Richards at 404/817-5626 or check out the EY site.
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Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.