CEO Neal Asbury is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Florida Award Finalist

Weston, FL,  May 16 – The Legacy Companies  today announced that CEO Neal Asbury is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Florida Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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. Neal Asbury was selected as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award recipients will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 16 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

“I am honored to be recognized for this prestigious honor.   Throughout my career I have advocated on behalf of entrepreneurs in Florida and across the country because entrepreneurs are the engine that drives the American economy,” said Neal Asbury, who is the author of “Conscientious Equity: An American Entrepreneurs Solutions to the World’s Greatest Problems” published by Palgrave MacMillan.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award recipients are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. 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, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

Florida platinum sponsors include Carlton Fields, Fifth Third Bank and Tribridge; silver sponsor RFB Communications Group and media sponsor Smart Business Network.

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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