Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Every year Ernst & Young stages its Entrepreneur of the Year awards, recognizing business-building and innovation accomplishments in a series of regional events, leading to their national awards in November. A few weeks ago we were nominated by a friend who took it upon himself to submit our names. Then the Beachbody marketing team got involved to put the information together, and since then Jon Congdon, President of Product Partners, and I were formally “in the process” of meeting judges, describing our strategies, and meeting some of the brightest business minds in Southern California.

We learned yesterday that as a team, Jon and I are in the final running with fourteen other contenders to win Entrepreneur of the Year in the “Greater Los Angeles Region.”

What’s most exciting about this kind of recognition is that you get to meet bright visionaries and “change agents,” and learn new strategies for innovation. These are people who take chances, pursue dreams, and make things happen. The whole thing is an inspiration. And we are honored to be in contention of the award.

I’ve already got my tux picked out for the June 28th awards ceremony where they will announce the regional winners. What do you think, too much?


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So please tell me that Jon will be in the blue tux and you WILL have matching top hats and canes...
I say go out like Huggy Bear,
Pimp Daddy mac style..Nice.

H-Dawg

Carl Daikeler said...

A cane? Please… I don’t want to embarrass myself! However, I am thinking white gloves and big oversized-Elton-John-dollar-sign eye glasses would be a tasteful touch.

AZTLGRL said...

Only if you wear the moon boots...Goodbye Yellow Brick Road...