Intertech Founder and CEO Tom Salonek is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Finalist.

Intertech (http://www.Intertech.com) CEO and Founder Tom Salonek is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Finalist.

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Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) April 28, 2013

Intertech (http://www.Intertech.com) CEO Tom Salonek is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Finalist.

Tom Salonek, Intertech Founder and CEO, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 program in the Upper Midwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Tom Salonek was selected from a strong pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 13, 2013 at the Marriott City Center hotel in Minneapolis, MN.

Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. 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.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Regional sponsors for the Upper Midwest program include Padilla Speer Beardsley, Faegre Baker Daniels and Twin Cities Business. Locally, the program is sponsored by Lockton Companies, Sálo and the Pohlad Companies.

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.

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About Intertech

Founded in 1991 by local entrepreneur Tom Salonek, Intertech, Inc. has grown from a one-person shop to the largest combined software developer training company and research-supported consulting firm in Minnesota. Intertech designs and develops software solutions that power Fortune 500 businesses along with teaching these and other organizations including mid-sized companies and state government.

Intertech works with NASA, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Intel, and other major companies around the United States helping them learn and use technology. Intertech is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Microsoft Inner Circle member, an eight time winner of the Best Places to Work in Minnesota award from the Business Journal, the #1 mid-sized firm to work for by Minnesota Business magazine, a finalist in the Wall Street Journal’s Winning Workplaces award, a multi-year winner of the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 awards for company growth, a winner of the Forbes ASAP growth award, and a winner of the Minnesota Fast 50 growth award. Intertech has been featured in Inc., Forbes, Upsize magazine, the Star Tribune, the Business Journal, the Pioneer Press, the Hudson Star-Observer, Minnesota Business, and Twin Cities Business Monthly.

About Tom Salonek

Tom Salonek is the founder and CEO of Intertech, a Minnesota-based technology consulting and training firm. In 2005, he was named one of Minnesota’s Top Business Leaders under 40. Intertech has been named twice to INC 500’s list of fastest growing companies, and is also a seven-time winner of the Business Journal’s Best Places to Work award. In 2003, Salonek founded the Intertech Foundation to financially assist families with critically ill children.

Tom Salonek has completed executive education at the Harvard School of Business and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a past instructor at the University of St. Thomas Management Center. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of St. Thomas. Salonek has written more than 50 articles on business, leadership and technology, and blogs regularly at http://www.Intertech.com/Blog.

He is the author of the book Building a Winning Business and writes regularly on his leadership blog.