Columbia, MO (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
EY today announced that President Cris Burnam of StorageMart is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Central Midwest. 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. Cris was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 19 at the Sheraton Overland Park hotel in Overland Park, KS.
“It’s a personal honor to be a finalist in such a prestigious award. I consider it an honor on behalf of my entire family, who have worked hand-in-hand with me in our family business,” said Cris Burnam. “I’m proud of the acknowledgement this award brings to the dedicated people I’m fortunate enough to work with at StorageMart.” StorageMart is now in its 15th year of business and has grown to a company of 350 employees, with 149 self-storage locations, operating in multiple languages across in the United States and Canada. The company has major points of focus in markets such as the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas metro areas; Des Moines, Iowa; the Chicago, Illinois metro area; Oakland, California; Brooklyn, NY; Toronto, Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area; and Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec.
Now in its 28th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award 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.
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 the Central Midwest program, regional sponsors include, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Armstrong Teasdale, Lockton Companies, Inc., Smart Business, Merrill Corporation Ltd., and Common Ground Public Relations.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, StorageMart owns and operates more than 149 self-storage facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to renting self-storage units, StorageMart properties also offer for purchase a wide variety of high quality packing and moving supplies, making each StorageMart a one-stop shopping spot for all moving, packing and storage needs.
StorageMart Gives is the charitable arm of the company, striving to identify non-profit organizations to work with as partners in each market StorageMart calls home. With the help of Charity Storage – an industry wide giving program – StorageMart assists in the mission of the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters, women’s shelters, food banks and child foster care and adoption programs. To learn more about StorageMart Gives, visit us at http://www.facebook.com/StorageMart or on Twitter @StorageMart.
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.
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