Driven to succeed Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2008
F or two decades, Ernst & Young and the Entrepreneur Of The Year® (EOY) awards have honored entrepreneurial men and women and the companies they build and grow. During that time, we have chronicled their capacity to transform organizations, create new products and industries, enrich individual lives, and contribute to the vibrancy of national economies.

Each year, the South Central Ohio and Kentucky EOY finalists and award recipients demonstrate incredible depth of character as they develop new technologies, create faster ways to distribute goods and services, and improve the quality of life for people around them. The individuals we honor this year are no exception.

This year’s EOY program participants have succeeded through turbulent economic times and emerged even stronger. As they forged ahead, they may not have listened when told it couldn’t be done, and they continue to take chances that average people consider too risky. They are leaders rather than followers. We are inspired by their achievements.

As we look toward tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, join us in congratulating the leaders of today, the innovators that have achieved their American dream. The following pages highlight those individuals who pursued this coveted distinction.

Congratulations on your continued success.

ALAN GREENWELL is program director for the Entrepreneur Of The Year South Central Ohio and Kentucky program.