NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronn Torossian, President & CEO of 5W Public Relations, was selected today as a Semi-Finalist for the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards, New York region. 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.
Torossian has been recognized by Ernst & Young as a 2010 Semi-Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in the New York Region for his accomplishments in building 5WPR to one of the 15 largest independent PR agencies in the United States. An independent judging panel comprised of regional business, academic and community leaders evaluated nominees based on several selection criteria, such as management style/team building; corporate culture; personal and professional accomplishments; determination, ethics and drive; company profitability and fiscal resourcefulness; product innovation; and contribution to the local community.
"I am most thankful to our employees and clients - Those who make up the 5WPR family. This is an accomplishment of which I am very proud, and thankful. I am honored and humbled to be selected as a semi-finalist, amongst other accomplished entrepreneurs," said Ronn Torossian, President & CEO of 5WPR.
The finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award will be announced on May 7th, 2010 followed by an Awards Banquet on June 15th, 2010.
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.
About 5W Public Relations
5W Public Relations (www.5wpr.com) is a full-service public relations firm known for implementing cutting-edge, customized media programs designed to impact our clients' specific business goals and objectives. 5WPR's energetic, fast-paced, and focused culture earned the firm a spot on the INC. 500 list and the title of "fastest-growing agency" three years in a row. One of the 25 largest PR firms in the US, the agency maintains practice areas in consumer, technology, health and wellness, entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, and corporate communications. Our growth and recognition stem from a focused, smart, and creative staff that expertly communicates client messages to impact ROI. Our committed team has the understanding and ability to harness the newest tools in a rapidly changing media landscape. This 24/7 approach to the media led the industry's foremost trade magazine to describe 5WPR as "aggressive in a way that clearly resonates with clients looking for a firm staffed with type A-plus personalities, a BS-free approach, and results from Day One."
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