And I congratulate everyone who has helped make CPO the choice for leading brands and customers worldwide.
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) August 1, 2008
Founder, President and CEO of CPO Commerce Rob Tolleson was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award in the Greater Los Angeles Area, CPO announced today. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Rob Tolleson was selected as a finalist from 60 nominations by a panel of independent judges.
Mr. Tolleson formed CPO Commerce, Inc. in 2004 to partner with manufacturers in the home improvement industry to establish branded online outlet stores to market new, reconditioned and closeout products. CPO Commerce brings creative online selling solutions to its brand partners and unrivaled online shopping experience to end consumers.
"I am honored to be named a finalist for this prestigious award," Mr. Tolleson stated. "And I congratulate everyone who has helped make CPO the choice for leading brands and customers worldwide."
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008. 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.
Sponsors -- Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors. In the Greater Los Angeles Area, sponsors include Marsh, Scherzer International, City National Bank and Bowne.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year -- 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.
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About CPO Commerce -- CPO Commerce partners with leading manufacturers of brand name consumer products to establish, develop and operate online outlet stores for new, closeout, discontinued, excess and refurbished products. CPO's branding and merchandising strategies enable manufacturers to generate improved return on assets while preserving brand and pricing integrity in the market. For more information, please visit http://www.cpocommerce.com or http://www.cpooutlets.com.