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EY announces Finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Greater Philadelphia Region

PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the Greater Philadelphia 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 7, 2017 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Perelman Theater.  

The finalists are: 
Joseph Panebianco | AnnieMac Home Mortgage
Bryan Dori | Archer
Manik Arora | Arora Engineers, Inc.
Michael Carter | BizEquity
Ken Davies | City Fitness
Ned Moore | Clutch Holdings, LLC
Claudia Timbo | CompanyVoice, LLC
Cosmo DeNicola | Cosmo DeNicola Companies
Anurag Singh | Education Management Solutions, LLC
Bruce Aronow | eLocal.com
Gene Schriver | GLOBO Language Services
Jason Halpern | Gridless Power Corporation
Pat Murphy | Gridless Power Corporation
Jaron Rhodes | HJ Laboratories, LLC
David Jaindl | Jaindl Farms
Brian Fitzpatrick | LoanLogics, Inc.
Sam Wolf | LuckyVitamin
Marie Capp | Matt & Marie's
Justin Sapolsky | Matt & Marie's
Geoff Gross | Medical Guardian
Chris Annas | Meridian Bank
Morgan Berman | MilkCrate
Rob Almond Jr. | NEST
Dawn Zier | Nutrisystem, Inc.
David Lindsay | Oncora Medical Inc.
Dr. Lawrence Goren | Onsite Innovations
Bob Platzer | P.J.W. Restaurant Group
Bruce Lerrner | PeroxyChem LLC
Angelo Perryman | Perryman Building & Construction Services
Jess Edelstein | PiperWai LLC
Sarah Ribner | PiperWai LLC
Anthony Gold | ROAR for Good LLC
Yasmine Mustafa | ROAR for Good LLC
Dr. Ray Quinlan | Sallie Mae
Nick Bayer | Saxbys
Felicite Moorman | StratIS
Jagath Wanninayake | Suvoda LLC
Conor Delaney | The Good Life Companies
Eileen McDonnell | The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Chris Pappas | Trinseo
Andrew Voudouris | Turn5, Inc.
Steven Voudouris | Turn5, Inc.
Darren Hill | WebLinc
Ameet Shah | Wodify
Doug Claffey | WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

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 ForumTM, 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 Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include BallardSpahr, Morgan Lewis, Murray Devine, Pepper Hamilton, Pine Hill Group, Philadelphia Business Journal, Simkiss & Block and SolomonEdwardsGroup.

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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. ey.com/eoy

About EY's Growth Markets Network
EY's worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we've helped many of the world's most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/sgm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

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