CHICAGO, IL â€“ May, 2012 â€“ Celergo today announced that CEO Michele Honomichl was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The YearÂ® 2012 program in the Midwest.Â 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.Â Honomichl was selected from a large pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges.Â Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
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.
Following the gala, regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program.Â Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012.Â The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nationâ€™s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
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 the Midwest region, sponsors include ManpowerGroup, Winston & Strawn LLP, Benefitdecisions, PNC Bank, Smart Business magazine and Becker Professional Education. Locally, the program is sponsored by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM and MK Communications.
Celergo currently provides global payroll services in over 110 countries.Â Celergo helps clients from around the world streamline their global payroll process through a single system ensuring compliance, consolidation efficiencies and ease of expansion to additional countries.Â Headquartered just outside Chicago, Celergo also has offices in Budapest, London, and Singapore.Â For more information about Celergoâ€™s services, please visit www.Celergo.com.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The YearÂ®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the worldâ€™s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.Â 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.Â 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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