LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EY announced Ronnie Shugar and Donda Mullis, founders of SoCal-based brand, Raw Sugar Living as semifinalists for the Entrepreneur of The Year® 2019 Award in Greater Los Angeles. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Ronnie Shugar and Donda Mullis were selected as semifinalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black-tie award gala on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
"We champion a company culture built on integrity, kindness and leading by example. It's the simplest acts of kindness that promotes real change. For us, it begins with a simple bar of soap. For every product purchased, Raw Sugar donates a bar of soap to a person in need-5 million bars & counting!" says Mullis & Shugar.
Now in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the 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 by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In Greater Los Angeles, local sponsors include Platinum sponsor: Marsh; Gold sponsor: Tangram; Silver sponsors: Ballard Spahr LLP, Boston Private Bank, and Cresa; Media sponsor: C‑Suite Media; and PR sponsor: Olmstead Williams Communications.
About Raw Sugar Living
ABOUT RAW SUGAR LIVING: Based in Southern California, Raw Sugar Living is a natural lifestyle brand on a mission to promote clean and healthy living through products that are good for the body and nourish the soul. Since 2014, the company mainstreams premium-quality and vegan-friendly personal care products, recognized by their signature 'Bamboo Tops & White Bottles' message and 'Living Purely Unfiltered' tagline. Raw Sugar was named one of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" by Entrepreneur Magazine's 2018 Enterpreneur360 List for their innovation, growth, leadership value and impact. Through their social give-back program, the Raw Sugar Initiative, the company has donated millions of bars of soap (and counting!). To learn more, visit rawsugarliving.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @rawsugarliving
About Entrepreneur of The Year®
Entrepreneur of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program 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. As the first and only truly global awards program 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries. Please visit ey.com/eoy.
Contact: Nahal Garkani
Company: Raw Sugar Living
Tel: (818) 501-0018 X 101
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