Irvine, California (PRESS RELEASE – July 29, 2010) –Today, Entrepreneur magazine announced the five finalists for each of the three categories in the now third-annual Entrepreneur of 2010 contest presented by The UPS Store, the most prestigious award bestowed upon entrepreneurs today. Now through September 10, the business community is encouraged to vote online for their favorite finalist in each category.
The finalists receiving the most online votes will be awarded a 25-point preference by a panel of judges, who will determine the final winners based on contest criteria.
“Narrowing down the list was challenging,” said Amy Cosper, VP/editor in chief at Entrepreneur. “Entrants really wowed us with their ingenuity, thirst for growth and passion for making a difference with their businesses. The entrepreneurial community is stronger than ever, and this contest is about recognizing their collective impact on us — socially and economically.”
“Each of the finalists is making a big difference with his or her business, and they represent the innovative entrepreneurs we see in our centers every day,” said Tom Crockett, vice president of sales and marketing at Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., franchisor of The UPS Store. “It truly is amazing to see the entrepreneurial community come together and cheer on their own.”
To see the full profile and video of each finalist and to vote for your favorite in the Established and Emerging categories, go to www.entrepreneur.com/e2010
Established Entrepreneur of 2010 Finalists
Benchmark Research, Mark Lacy
BioEngineering Group, Wendi Goldsmith
Case-Mate, Shashi Reddy
FatWallet, Tim Storm
KIND Healthy Snacks, Daniel Lubetzky
Emerging Entrepreneur of 2010 Finalists
Desert Jet, Denise Wilson
Enovative Kontrol Systems, Derk Zobrist
Hi-rise Windows, Kevin Vincent
Renter’s Warehouse, Brenton Hayden
TASTE Specialty Foods, John Polhemus
To see the full profile and video of each college category finalist — and vote for your favorite, go to www.entrepreneur.com/e2010college.
College Entrepreneur of 2010
Bebaroo, Allen Kim
Book Hatchery, Nick Cash
Crellignece Media/ViralSkool, Alezander Debelov
DoseSpot, Greg Waldstreicher
Hybrid Card Company, Daniel Pearson
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About The UPS Store
With approximately 4,800 locations, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, document and business service centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the United States, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. For additional information, please visit www.theupsstore.com or www.mbe.com.