New York, NY, May 26, 2010 – Yodle, a leader in local online advertising and the fastest growing locally based online media company in the U.S. today announced that CEO Court Cunningham is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in Metro New York. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Court was selected as a finalist from almost 70 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Tuesday, June 15th at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NY.
"This award recognizes the contribution of the entire Yodle team that has propelled the company to exceptional growth and success year after year," said Court Cunningham, CEO of Yodle. "I am extremely proud of what we've accomplished this year including the successful launch of Yodle's second product YodleOrganic, our major expansion into Franchise advertising and the publication of Local Online Advertising for Dummies - making this our most impactful year yet!"
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. 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.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors. In Metro New York, sponsors include platinum sponsors Fidelity Investments, HSBC, Scherzer International, silver sponsors Solomon Edwards Group and WithumSmith+Brown and local supporters Accounting Management Solutions and Empire Valuation Consultants.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.
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 LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.
Yodle, a leader in local online advertising and named fastest growing local online advertising company by industry analyst Borrell Associates, connects thousands of local businesses with consumers in a process so simple and cost-effective that business owners can’t imagine any other way to advertise. Yodle has developed an integrated approach to signing up and serving local businesses that are transitioning their marketing budgets online. Yodle is headquartered in New York, NY with a presence in 25 major cities across the United States.
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