ACMG Co-Founder/CEOs Thomas Shipley & Andrew Surwilo Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New Jersey Award Finalists

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For the second year running, ACMG visionaries place in the elite competition.

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“We are proud to be named Finalists for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year NJ Award,” exclaimed Mr. Thomas Shipley. "It is great to be recognized by Ernst & Young for our efforts as entrepreneurs,” said Mr. Andrew Surwilo

ACMG today announced that for the second year in a row, their Co-Founder/CEOs Thomas Shipley and Andrew Surwilo are Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New Jersey Award finalists. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Messieurs Surwilo and Shipley were selected as finalists from nearly 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23, 2011 at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe.

“We are proud to be named Finalists for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year NJ Award,” exclaimed Mr. Shipley.

ACMG has undergone explosive growth over the last year almost doubling its workforce.

“As CEOs who encourage our employees to be innovators every day, it is great to be recognized by Ernst & Young for our efforts as entrepreneurs,” said Mr. Surwilo, “But it is an even greater honor to share this with our team.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. 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, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

About ACMG:
Atlantic Coast Media Group was started in an attic by Andrew Surwilo and Thomas Shipley in 2005 to create and market efficacious skin-care brands for today’s working women. The result is their flagship beauty brand, Hydroxatone®. ACMG has since launched several distinctive brands including Keranique™, Luminique™ and the ultra high-end D.N.A. line. Surwilo and Shipley were named finalists of Ernst & Young’s 2010 and 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year NJ Award. ACMG is a member of the 2010 Inc. 500, Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s fastest growing companies. Hydroxatone® is the official skincare partner of the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards and the official skincare partner of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences. ACMG focuses on being a responsible, reliable corporate citizen with multiple initiatives benefiting national charities and the local community.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About the Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For more information about our organization, please visit http://www.ey.com.

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