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2:08PM EDTExcellence in Entrepreneurism CCA concept and company success earns business leadership award for Doctor Crants
CCA Chairman, CEO and President Doc Crants was recently honored as Ernst & Young's 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southeastern U.S. region. Crants was selected from among several nationally recognized business leaders nominated for the award.
The Entrepreneur of the Year award annually recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Crants was chosen from 110 entries throughout the Southeast. Winners were announced at an awards banquet in Atlanta. Other industries represented at awards banquet included health care, technology, retail and manufacturing.
"The thing that struck me in all of these cases were the personal sacrifices and the personal risk everyone takes," said Joseph Sansone, a contest judge and chairman of Georgia-based Pediatric Services of America, a national winner in last year's contest. "Anybody can run a business that's successful, but to take a new idea and sell it under some adverse conditions and a lot of skepticism and stick with it is a true measure of an individual's entrepreneurship."
"The mission that CCA was founded upon was to provide quality corrections, at less cost, in partnership with government," said Crants. "It is gratifying to have the founding principles of the company recognized in this way. The credit for CCA's success goes to our employees, who carry out the vision and philosophy of our company's founders every day on the job."
This year's contest is the 12th annual Entreprenuer of the Year awards competition. The Entrepreneur of the Year program is co-sponsored by USA Today, the NASDAQ stock market, the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Entrepreneur of the Year Institute. Regional award winners are eligible for national Entrepreneur of the Year honors.
"Mr. Crants was chosen for Entrepreneur of the Year honors for the innovative spirit driving the CCA concept," said Darlene Lowe of Ernst & Young. "The type of business and the creativity behind it were impressive. CCA is a very unique idea. It's a perfect model for other businesses to emulate."
Past award winners-a "Who's Who" of national business leaders-include Michael Dell of Dell Computer Corporation, Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee, Leon Gorman of L.L. Bean, and Steve Case of America Online. The Entrepreneur of the Year program was founded in 1986 by Ernst & Young, a national tax services/consulting firm, to honor outstanding owners of fast-growing companies.