TROY, Mich., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Adrienne Way was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).
"I am honored and very proud to have been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year award," said Way. "The past years as an entrepreneur have been nothing short of amazing. This recognition is a validation that Edcor is a dominant leader for our services. The nomination is a validation of Edcor's hard work and dedication; it is a true testament to the passion and hard work that exists throughout our company."
Edcor is an outsourced administrator of corporate education benefits for Fortune 1000 companies. In 2010, Way purchased Edcor after 10 years of working there. She has led Edcor to differentiate itself in the marketplace by recognizing that each client has unique requirements and designing each client's program specifically to meet those requirements. Under her ownership, the Women's Business Enterprise Council certified Edcor as a Woman's Business Enterprise and a Woman Owned Small Business in 2011.
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
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Edcor, is a woman-owned business, and is the benchmark in education benefits administration. For 35 years our customized service and solutions have allowed Fortune 1000 Clients to use education benefits programs for employee recruiting, retention and development. Additional information can be obtained at www.edcor.com or @Edcor