Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Business Services
Iselin, New Jersey, June 24, 2011 – BRAVO! Group Services, one of the largest, privately-held facility service companies in the country, today announced that Karen J. Martinez, President and CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New Jersey Award in the Business Services category. Ms. Martinez was selected from forty finalists going into last evening’s award ceremony. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Ms. Martinez was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe on June 23, 2011. Ms. Martinez commented, “This award is a tribute to everyone in our company and our business partners that have supported me throughout the years. Also, to the future innovators and entrepreneurs in our country, that with determination, hard work and being loyal to your team, you can achieve anything!”.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year’s national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.
As a New Jersey award winner, Ms. Martinez is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9-13, 2011.
In New Jersey, sponsors include Merrill Corporation, Empire Valuation Consultants, DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, WithumSmith +Brown, Gibbons, P.C., New Jersey Technology Council, New Jersey Business Journal.
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