Finalists Announced for Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2010 Contest Presented by The UPS Store It's Now Up to the Business Community to Vote

IRVINE, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Entrepreneur magazine announced the five finalists for each of the three categories in the now third-annual Entrepreneur of 2010 contest presented by The UPS Store ®, the most prestigious award bestowed upon entrepreneurs today. Now through September 10, the business community is encouraged to vote online for their favorite finalist in each category.

The finalists receiving the most online votes will be awarded a 25-point preference by a panel of judges, who will determine the final winners based on contest criteria.

"Narrowing down the list was challenging," said Amy Cosper, VP/editor in chief at Entrepreneur. "Entrants really wowed us with their ingenuity, thirst for growth and passion for making a difference with their businesses. The entrepreneurial community is stronger than ever, and this contest is about recognizing their collective impact on us — socially and economically."

"Each of the finalists is making a big difference with his or her business, and they represent the innovative entrepreneurs we see in our centers every day," said Tom Crockett, vice president of sales and marketing at Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., franchisor of The UPS Store. "It truly is amazing to see the entrepreneurial community come together and cheer on their own."

To see the full profile and video of each finalist and to vote for your favorite in the Established and Emerging categories, go to www.entrepreneur.com/e2010

Established Entrepreneur of 2010 Finalists

Benchmark Research, Mark Lacy

BioEngineering Group, Wendi Goldsmith

Case-Mate, Shashi Reddy

FatWallet, Tim Storm

KIND Healthy Snacks, Daniel Lubetzky


Emerging Entrepreneur of 2010 Finalists

Desert Jet, Denise Wilson

Enovative Kontrol Systems, Derk Zobrist

Hi-rise Windows, Kevin Vincent

Renter's Warehouse, Brenton Hayden

TASTE Specialty Foods, John Polhemus


To see the full profile and video of each college category finalist — and vote for your favorite, go to www.entrepreneur.com/e2010college.


College Entrepreneur of 2010

Bebaroo, Allen Kim

Book Hatchery, Nick Cash

Crellignece Media/ViralSkool, Alezander Debelov

DoseSpot, Greg Waldstreicher

Hybrid Card Company, Daniel Pearson



About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

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After 33 years, nobody reaches more growing businesses. As the original magazine for the small and midsize business community, Entrepreneur continues to be the definitive guide to all the diverse challenges of business ownership. Entrepreneur.com is the most widely used website by entrepreneurs and emerging businesses worldwide. Entrepreneur Press publishes the books that turn entrepreneurial skills into business success.

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About The UPS Store

With approximately 4,800 locations, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. ® network comprises the world's largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, document and business service centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the United States, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P.  For additional information, please visit www.theupsstore.com or www.mbe.com.

SOURCE Entrepreneur Magazine



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