Ernst & Young Name Endurance Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Winner in Midwest

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Endurance joins three decades of groundbreaking entrepreneurs who have compete for this coveted award. Winners were announced on June 21st at the awards ceremony presented by Ernst & Young.


CEO of Endurance, Paul Chernawsky, accepting the Ernst & Young award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Midwest Region at the June 21st awards gala hosted in Chicago.

We truly believe the road is long for our company and we have a lot more to accomplish. The Endurance company motto is 'Empowering Confidence for the Road Ahead,' and winning this coveted award truly empowers our company both internally and externally.

Ernst &Young have announced that Paul Chernawsky and Jordan Batt of Endurance, the nation's premier provider of Extended Vehicle Protection - commonly referred to as an extended auto warranty, has received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Midwest program. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Both Chernawsky and Batt were selected by an independent panel of judges, concluding in the award win, where it was presented at a black tie gala on June 21 at Chicago's Navy Pier.

“Ernst & Young has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs for over three decades,” said Rye Butman, Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for the Midwest program. “The class of winners in 2017 represent new ways of thinking, disruptive business models and overall dynamism that make this country a great place to do business.”

"We built Endurance on the foundation of true entrepreneurship over the span of ten years. We truly believe the road is long for our company and we have a lot more to accomplish. The Endurance company motto is 'Empowering Confidence for the Road Ahead,' and winning this coveted award truly empowers our company both internally and externally" stated Endurance CEO, Paul Chernawsky.

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 31st year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:

Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
Mindy Grossman of HSN
Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
James Park of Fitbit

As a Midwest award winner, Endurance is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National program, where award winners will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2018.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the U.S. by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Local sponsors for the Midwest program include Plexus Groupe, LaSalle Network, PNC, Becker Professional Education, Cresa, DLA Piper, Milwaukee Business Journal, and 1871.

About Endurance:
Founded in 2006, Endurance Warranty Services LLC strives to be the most customer-driven company in the industry and believes that protecting consumers from exorbitant repair bills is the key to their success. Endurance, the exclusive extended coverage provider of, is the only company industry-wide that is both A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and Gold-Certified by the Vehicle Protection Association. By delivering world-class customer service to every customer, current or future, Endurance continues to reign as the premier provider of vehicle protection in the nation. Visit us online at

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®:
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance and the local community. 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 over 145 cities in more than 60 countries. Learn more at

About Ernst & Young:
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit

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