EY announced that CEO Els Thermote of TVH is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Award in the Central Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Els Thermote was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 19 at the Sheraton Overland Park hotel in Overland Park, KS.
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,
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In the Central Midwest program, regional sponsors include, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Armstrong Teasdale, Lockton Companies, Inc., Smart Business, Merrill Corporation Ltd., and Common Ground Public Relations.