Carlstadt, NJ (PRWEB) June 25, 2013
Ernst & Young LLP has announced the winners of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in New Jersey, and Lion Brand Yarn’s President/CEO, David Blumenthal and EVP/COO, Dean Blumenthal were awarded for their entrepreneurial excellence in the ‘Family Business’ category. David and Dean will now compete amongst other regional winners for the national title, and an annual awards gala will be held on November 16, 2013 in Palm Springs, California.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award is now in its 27th year, and acknowledges high-achieving entrepreneurs who have excelled and amassed remarkable success in areas ranging from innovation to financial performance, while also maintaining a high level of personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“Being recognized by a prestigious organization like Ernst & Young is such an honor for our 5th generation family business. I’m grateful for the leadership of our fathers who mentored us and taught us by example, and for the expertise and devotion of all our associates,” said David Blumenthal, President/CEO of Lion Brand.
Past honorees of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program have included leaders such as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (The Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), and most recently, Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc.
About Lion Brand
Founded in New York City, Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 135 year-old brand that has been family owned and operated for 5 generations. The company is devoted to inspiring and educating knitters and crocheters with yarns, patterns, how-tos and ideas that elevate their yarn crafting experience.
For more information, please visit LionBrand.com.
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 167,000 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.
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