Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004 Featured

1:06pm EDT June 22, 2004
The entrepreneurial spirit is the driving force that helps business leaders navigate the path to success. With the vision and determination that entrepreneurs possess, they create new ideas and solutions that make a difference right here in our own backyard.

Northeast Ohio's entrepreneurs continue to impress us with their unique and inspiring stories. You'll learn more about the ambitious adventures of this year's Northeast Ohio Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award finalists and recipients in the following stories and profiles.

Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year program was established to recognize and help motivate individuals demonstrating the highest levels of entrepreneurial endeavor. Such accomplishments are a reflection of the commitment entrepreneurs have to imagine the future and become part of it, see change and embrace it, and to set the bar higher. The EOY program was founded in Milwaukee in 1986; there are now 35 regional programs around the country.

Locally, the EOY program was introduced in 1988, and in 2004, we continue the tradition of honoring the entrepreneurs whose ambitions have led them down many roads in their quest to achieve success. By building strong, innovative and dynamic businesses, these remarkable individuals provide local jobs, grow our communities and strengthen our local economy. We should applaud each of these individuals for their efforts and accomplishments.

On behalf of everyone at Ernst & Young, congratulations to the 2004 Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program finalists and award recipients. Todd A. Trehan is a partner, director of entrepreneurial services, for Ernst & Young LLP. Reach him at (330) 255-5906.