Piscataway, NJ, May 18, 2011 � BRAVO! Group Services today announced that President and CEO Karen J. Martinez is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year� 2011 New Jersey Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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. Ms. Martinez was selected as a finalist from nearly 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23, 2011 at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall 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.
In New Jersey sponsors include Merrill Corporation, Empire Valuation Consultants, DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, WithumSmith +Brown, Gibbons, P.C., New Jersey Technology Council and NJ Biz.
About BRAVO! Group Services
BRAVO! Group Services is one of the largest, privately-held facility service and outsourcing companies in the country. BRAVO! provides green housekeeping programs, mechanical HVAC and maintenance, facility support, mailroom logistics and other employee outsourcing activities. The Company is headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey and operates branch offices in New York, Delaware and Virginia. For more information about our organization, please visit www.bravobuildingservices.com.
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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