The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year awards program recognized its high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The 24 finalist companies were selected from more than 50 nominations by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. Award winners were revealed last night at a special gala event held at Utah’s Grand America Hotel.
Cariloha was recognized as one of the elite 24 finalists at the awards event and is looking forward to being a potential finalist in the future.
Cariloha Founder and CEO, Jeff Pedersen, along with several Cariloha managers in attendance at the event, were honored to be recognized among so many outstanding entrepreneurial companies and leaders who, like Cariloha, are expanding their businesses at an impressive rate of speed and providing their employees and customers with long-term growth opportunities.
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.
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.