Jeff Silver Named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Midwest Award [Ernst & Young LLP]
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, 7:39 AM CDT
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, 7:39 AM CDT
[Ernst & Young LLP] June 23, 2011 – Coyote Logistics today announced that Jeff Silver, CEO received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Midwest Award in the Private Equity category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Jeff Silver was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers on June 22, 2011.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year’s national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.
As a Midwest region award winner, Jeff Silver is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.
Regional sponsors for the Midwest program include ManpowerGroup, Charter One Bank, Winston & Strawn LLP, SAP, Smart Business magazine and Becker Professional Education. Locally, the program is sponsored by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, Gibbs & Soell Public Relations and WBBM Newsradio 780.
At Coyote Logistics, we compete by offering our customers and carriers the best possible experience in the logistics industry. No gimmicks, nothing tricky. Just an exceptional experience every time. How do we do this? It’s simple. We hire the best people and train them like no other company does. We arm our employees with the best technology tools in the industry, and provide an atmosphere of driven cooperation and a dedication to getting the job done all the way every time.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
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