San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2007
Online Guru, Inc. today announced that President and CEO Raj Lahoti is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award in the San Diego region. According to Ernst & Young, the awards program was designed to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs on a regional, national and global level who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Lahoti was selected as a finalist from nearly 75 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.
"As an entrepreneur, each day brings new opportunities to grow and learn," said Lahoti. "Our business success stems from our ability to immediately react to the needs and wants of our site visitors because of the technology available to us via the Internet."
Lahoti also credits his involvement in the local Entrepreneur's Organization: "I've benefited tremendously from being surrounded by people who share the same dreams, aspirations and core values. San Diego is a great community from which to expand our company goals far into the 21st century. From here, our company will continue to position itself within the global business community."
Online Guru, Inc., a San Diego Internet marketing and Web publishing company, has experienced tremendous growth since its inception in 2003. Its mission is to develop top-notch online sites and Web portals. Online Guru, Inc. has developed its flagship Website: DMV.ORG, The Unofficial Online Guide to the DMV. The success of these efforts seems to have paid of; DMV.ORG is one of the Top 5 online destinations in the automotive industry with more than 60,000,000 visitors per year--and ranks among the Top 300 Web sites in the United States.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 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 17, 2007. The national Entrepreneur Of The Year celebration is part of Ernst & Young's Strategic Growth Forum. The overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient is then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have Bank of America as the national presenting sponsor, as well as SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as national sponsors.
In San Diego, local sponsors include Marsh, Scherzer, Beyster Institute and SAIC.
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About Online Guru, Inc.
Online Guru, Inc., an Internet marketing and Web publishing company home-based in San Diego, has experienced skyrocket growth since its inception in 2003. The company's mission is to develop easy-to-use and useful online sites and Web portals. During the past four years, Online Guru, Inc. has fully developed its initial flagship Web site: DMV.ORG, The Unofficial Online Guide to the DMV. Its goal is to "…streamline the lifecycle of owning a vehicle and dealing with the DMV and other related automotive products & services by providing information in an easy-to-understand format everyday users can quickly comprehend." DMV.ORG is one of the Top 5 online destinations in the automotive industry with more than 60,000,000 visitors per year--and ranks among the Top 300 Web sites in the United States.
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006, honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in more than 125 cities and 40 countries.
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to enhancing the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 114,000 people in 140 countries pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality and professionalism in providing a range of sophisticated services centered on its core competencies of auditing, accounting, tax and transactions. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at http://www.ey.com/perspectives. Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, a U.K. company limited by guarantee, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited does not provide services to clients. Ernst & Young LLP is a U.S. client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited.