Call for nominations from Birmingham… Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Come on Birmingham!  Let’s nominate some of our stellar entrepreneurs for this prestigous award!  For instance, locally based Raymond Harbert of Harbert Management Corporation won in the Financial Services category in 2006.

Read what follows for details:

2007 Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee Program

Call For Nominations
We are looking for entrepreneurial leaders and visionaries — men and women who create and build leading businesses, contribute to the strength of their communities and the economy, and help raise the bar of business excellence. Celebrating entrepreneurs and the businesses they build and grow has been a priority for Ernst & Young for more than two decades, and we are proud to continue this distinguished tradition through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® — the most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Nomination forms are available on-line at www.ey.com/us/eoy. Deadline for applications is March 30, 2007.

Key Upcoming Dates
Friday, March 30 5:00 PM
Nomination Deadline

Thursday, April 26 5:00 PM
Selection of Finalists/Judging Session

Thursday, May 24 6:00 PM
Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist Reception
InterContinental Buckhead
Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, June 14 6:00 PM
Gala Awards Banquet
InterContinental Buckhead
Atlanta, Georgia

November 14 – November 18
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Conference
JW Marriott at Desert Springs Marriott & Spa
Palm Springs, California

About the EOY Nomination Process

Who can be nominated? A nominee must be an owner/manager of a public or private company who is primarily responsible for the recent performance of a company. He or she must be an active member of top management for a company that has been in operation for at least two years. The deadline for nominations for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 is March 30. Nomination is easy with our online nomination form.

Who can submit a nomination for consideration? Anyone who is associated with a successful entrepreneur can nominate a candidate. This includes spouses, employees, bankers, attorneys, public relations managers or entrepreneurs themselves. Self-nominations are encouraged! After all, no one knows the dimensions of an entrepreneur’s success better than the entrepreneur.

Are nomination forms kept confidential? Yes. The information on the nomination form will be used by Ernst & Young (in connection with the administration of the award), the sponsors (non-financial information), and the independent national and regional panels of judges.

Who are the judges? The regional and national panels of judges include entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from academia, business and the media.

How many award recipients will be selected? Each independent regional judging panel selects categories and award recipients based on the quality and quantity of the nominations received. Each independent panel of judges is allowed complete discretion in determining categories and award recipients.

What is the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Hall of Fame? The Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame was created to celebrate accomplishments of the world’s great entrepreneurs and to make the general public more aware of the benefits they provide to the world economy and our global communities. All regional Entrepreneur Of The Year winners are inducted into the Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame.

What is the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award? The year’s country winners from around the world gather in Monte Carlo, Monaco to be inducted into the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Academy and to vie for the title of World Entrepreneur Of The Year. Today over 40 countries worldwide are participating. The 2007 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year awards will be held on June 2, 2007.

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