NEW YORK, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SNAP Interactive, Inc. ("SNAP" or "The Company") today announced that CEO Cliff Lerner was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 program in the New York region. 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. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 19, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis.
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.
"I am extremely excited and proud to be named a finalist for this prestigious award," said SNAP President & Chief Executive Officer Cliff Lerner. "Being recognized by this distinguished group of judges and sponsors for my accomplishments with SNAP is a true testament to the hard work and dedication exhibited by the entire team."
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. 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. 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 nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In New York sponsors include Marsh, HSBC, Scherzer International, Merrill Corporation, SolomonEdwardsGroup, Empire Valuation Consultants, WithumSmith +Brown, Murray Devine, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe , Morgan Lewis & Bockius, DLA Piper and Cooley.
About SNAP Interactive, Inc.
SNAP Interactive, Inc. develops, owns and operates online dating and social networking applications for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP's flagship brand, AreYouInterested.com®, is one of the largest social dating applications on the Internet with over 60 million installs, and offers a completely integrated Facebook, iPhone, Android and Web application. For more information, please visit http://www.snap-interactive.com/, its blog at http://blog.snap-interactive.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/SnapInteractiveInc and on Twitter at @SNAPInteractive.
The contents of our websites are not part of this press release, and you should not consider the contents of these websites in making an investment decision with respect to our common stock.
Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Are You Interested?® is a registered trademark of SNAP Interactive, Inc.
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