BRAVO! Group Services, Inc. is pleased to announce Karen J. Martinez Named Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011
Piscataway, New Jersey – BRAVO! Group Services, one of the largest, privately-held facility service companies in the country, today announced that Karen J. Martinez, President and CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New Jersey Award in the Janitorial Facilities Management Business Services 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. Ms. Martinez was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe on June 23, 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 New Jersey award winner, Ms. Martinez 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.
In New Jersey, sponsors include Merrill Corporation, Empire Valuation Consultants, DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, WithumSmith +Brown, Gibbons, P.C., New Jersey Technology Council, New Jersey Business Journal.
About BRAVO! Group Services
BRAVO! Group Services is one of the largest, privately-held facility service companies in the country currently servicing in excess of 50,000,000 square feet of commercial, institutional, residential hi-rise and corporate facilities. BRAVO! provides green cleaning, mechanical maintenance, doorman, concierge, mail room operations and facility support activities. The Company is headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey and operates regional offices in New York, Delaware, Virginia and North Carolina.
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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