EY announces Groove CEO, Ethan Giffin, is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award finalist in the Maryland Region

Prestigious awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in such areas as innovation and personal commitment to their businesses and communities

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Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

EY announced that Ethan Giffin, CEO of Groove, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Maryland Region. 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. Giffin was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 12 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel.

“To be listed as a finalist for this program is truly an honor,” said Ethan Giffin, CEO of Groove. “This is an exciting time for entrepreneurs in Maryland and across the country. I’m excited that Groove has the opportunity to be a part of it.”

Groove, founded in 2007, is one of the nation’s premier creative marketing, web design and development agencies. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, Groove delivers digital solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, ranging from eCommerce, web design, inbound marketing, and branding. The agency was appointed to the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the 2013 fastest growing private companies in the country and was also recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Young Companies to Work for” by turnstone.

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In Maryland, regional sponsors include the Baltimore Business Journal, DLA Piper, PNC Bank, SmartCEO and reception sponsors include Cassidy Turley and Randstad Professionals.

About Groove
Groove, founded in 2007, is one of the nation’s premier creative marketing, web design and development agencies. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, Groove delivers digital solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, ranging from eCommerce, web design, inbound marketing, and branding. The growing company was recently recognized nationally on the 2013 Inc. 5,000 list, as an Agency Post “Agency 100” and as a “Best Young Company to Work for” by turnstone. Groove is the only Magento Gold Solutions Partner in the tri-state area and has forged partnerships with some of the world’s leading software programs like HubSpot, Shopify, and Salesforce.com. To learn more about Groove, visit http://gotgroove.com.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY
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