Neotropix CEO Paul Hallenbeck Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Greater Philadelphia Region, Early Stage Life Sciences Category
June 23 2006 – Philadelphia, PA –Ernst & Young LLP today announced the winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2006 award in the Greater Philadelphia Region. This year’s award winners were recognized at a special 20th anniversary gala event at the Hyatt Regency, Penn’s Landing with more than 500 people in attendance.
All of the award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges composed of area leaders from business, academic and civic organizations. The Greater Philadelphia Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2006 award winners are:
"Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and determination necessary to achieve success," said Chris Bruner, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for the Greater Philadelphia Region. "Ernst & Young is proud of its 20-year history in recognizing and supporting these outstanding leaders and their companies."
Greater Philadelphia award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2006 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2006. The overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient is then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and continues to recognize the leaders and visionaries who are creating and building world-class businesses. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year award program is nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Greater Philadelphia, local sponsors include Ballard Spahr, Morgan Lewis, and Pepper Hamilton.
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.
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