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Entrepreneur Of The Year event: June 19 at the Ritz-Carlton

Entrepreneur Of The Year event: June 19 at the Ritz-Carlton - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Rene Salas, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Greater WashingtonThe Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Banquet is one of the world's most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs. A year-long event, it’s the only entrepreneurial awards program that takes place on six continents, in over 50 countries and in more than 135 cities. This year’s event is being held on Thursday, June 19th at the Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner. Rene Salas, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Greater Washington, offers the details on this must-see awards banquet.

Tell us about the upcoming Entrepreneur Of The Year event.

Rene Salas: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Banquet is one of the world's most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs. This year it's being held on Thursday, June 19th at the Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner. The program celebrates entrepreneurs who are building “” and successfully growing “” dynamic and innovative businesses. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program is a year-long and world-wide event; the only entrepreneurial awards program that takes place on six continents, in over 50 countries and in more than 135 cities.

Entrepreneurs compete regionally and the winners go on to the national event held in Palm Springs hosted by Jay Leno. From there, one overall winner is selected to represent the United States at the World event in Monte Carlo.

Who should attend and why? Where can you buy tickets?

Rene Salas: The Greater Washington Awards Banquet event attracts over 800 regional business executives and is a premier opportunity to network with C-level executives of high growth companies. Tickets can be purchased online at http://response.ey.com/?EOY_regForm. These tickets are reserved on a first-come
first-serve basis, as this black tie banquet sells out every year. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Banquet is a high energy, exciting event and offers attendees a great opportunity to network with hard to reach C-level executives.

What can attendees expect this year?

Rene Salas: Along with the announcement of regional industry winners, Ted Leonsis will be honored with a Master Entrepreneur Award. Ted is a former AOL executive, Chairman of Clearspring Technologies and Revolution Money, professional sports team owner, film producer and a committed philanthropist. AOL Founder and former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year winner Steve Case will present the award to Ted along with video tributes from other various local celebrities.

Who are some of your partner organizations helping to support the event?

Rene Salas: Our national sponsors include SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. Our regional sponsors include HSBC Bank, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Reznick Group, Lockton Companies, Bowne and the Washington Business Journal.

What is something most people don't know about the event?

Rene Salas: This is truly an inspirational event. It honors the entrepreneur first and foremost, the risks they've taken, the leadership they've demonstrated and the successful business models they've created. Today's winners become tomorrow's household names.

Interview with Rene Salas conducted by Lisa Singh

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