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Rainbow International release 6.27

June 27, 2012

Dina Dwyer-Owens Named a Winner In Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Southwest Area North Award

WACO, Texas – Dina Dwyer-Owens, chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, has been named a winner in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards in the Southwest Area North program.

Dwyer-Owens was among a group of leading entrepreneurs selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a special gala on June 23, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency hotel, in Dallas, Texas.

“To be among so many outstanding finalists and named a winner is a true honor,” said Dwyer-Owens. “I share this recognition with an incredible team at The Dwyer Group that continues to make the journey so rewarding. I’m thrilled to be part of the respected and prestigious Ernst & Young program that shines a spotlight on so many good things happening in the business world today.”

“Ernst & Young has honored outstanding entrepreneurs like this year’s winners for the past 26 years,” said Debra von Storch, Partner, and Strategic Growth Markets leader. “These business leaders have accomplished so much and contributed a tremendous amount to the economy and our community.”

The full list of winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Southwest Area North Award are:

• J. Ross Craft, Approach Resources Inc., Ft. Worth, TX
• Jim Dixon, CompuCom Systems, Inc., Dallas, TX
• Gerald J. Ford, Diamond A-Ford Corporation, Dallas, TX, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
• Michael Casid, Dymatize Enterprises, LLC, Farmers Branch, TX
• Daniel L. Jones, Encore Wire Corporation, McKinney, TX
• Nitin Ahuja, Entercoms, Inc., Irving, TX
• Rahul Singh, PhD, Entercoms, Inc., Irving, TX
• Randy Foutch, Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc., Tulsa, OK
• J.R. Thomas, MedSynergies, Inc., Irving, TX
• Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, Methodist Health System, Dallas, TX
• Mary Murcott, NOVO 1, Ft. Worth, TX
• Steve Winn, RealPage, Inc., Carrollton, TX
• Dina Dwyer-Owens, The Dwyer Group, Waco, TX
• Ken Rees, Think Finance, Ft. Worth, TX
• Will, Gruver, USP&E, Celina, TX

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program honors entrepreneurs regionally in June, leading up to the national awards in November in Palm Springs, CA. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monte Carlo.
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

About The Dwyer Group, Inc.
The Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of seven franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers world-wide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass brand name. The Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of TZP Group LLC, a private equity firm based in New York that focuses on control investments in business and consumer services companies with enterprise values generally up to $200 million. More information on The Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, is available at www.dwyergroup.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.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Southwest Area North sponsors include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone, LLP, ADP, BBVA Compass Bank, Roach Howard Smith and Barton, and our media sponsor, D CEO Magazine.

About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit www.ey.com.

This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a US client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited.