Philadelphia’s entrepreneurs were recognized at the Kimmel Center Wednesday evening at the 2017 Greater Philadelphia Area EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards gala, and 11 walked away with the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year award.
The winners, innovators at the helm of some of Philadelphia’s top businesses, were selected by a panel of previous winners and local business leaders. Along with the awards given out in the competitive categories, David Jaindl of Jaindl Farms was the recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement award, while Nick Bayer, the founder and CEO of Saxbys, received the Social Entrepreneur award for his continued engagement and impact within Philadelphia, EY said.
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program, initially founded in Milwaukee, Wisconson 1986, recognizes business leaders in more than 60 countries worldwide. Along with the winners from other regional awards, the following list of Philadelphia-area winners will now be eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards program.
E-Commerce Category Winners: Andrew Voudouris and Steve Voudouris; Turn5
E-Services Category Winners: Bruce Aronow and Andy Aronow; elocal.com
Emerging Category Winner: Felicite Moorman; StratIS
Family Business Category Winner: Angelo Perryman; Perryman Building & Construction Services
Financial Services Category Winner: Chris Annas; Meridian Bank
Fintech Category Winner: Bryan Dori; Archer
Healthcare Services Category Winner: Dr. Lawrence Goren; Onsite Innovations
Hospitality Services Category Winner: Bob Platzer; P.J.W. Restaurant Group
Products & Services Category Winner: Joseph Panebianco; AnnieMac Home Mortgage
Technology Category Winner: Jagath Wanninayake; Suvoda LLC
Transformational Category Winner: Eileen McDonnell; The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
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