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BALTIMORE, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 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. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

The finalists are:

James Rainey

Applied Technology Group

Thad Bench

Benchworks, Inc.

Robert Wallace

BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc.

John Martindale

Brothers Services Company

Alex Jacobs

Coppermine Fieldhouse, LLC

Karl Gumtow

CyberPoint International, LLC

Glenn Gaynor

DTLR, Inc.

Vlad Friedman

Edge Hosting, LLC

Steve Martin

Firaxis Games, Inc.

Anna Gavin

Fireline Corporation

Robert Graybill

FMS

Lisa Rusyniak

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

John Heller

HealthPRO Rehabilitation

Keith Dunleavy

Inovalon

John Porter

J C Porter Construction, LLC

Leo Kelly

Kelly Wealth Management at HighTower

Michael MacDonald

Medifast

Patrick Munis

NewWave Telecom and Technologies, Inc.

Chris Jeffery

OrderUp Inc.

Nick Miller

Parking Panda

Ed Callahan and Matt Doud

Planit, Inc.

Wanda Smith

Symphony Placements

Philip Tulkoff

Tulkoff Food Products, Inc.

Frederick Deese

Visual Connections, LLC


Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in 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 Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2015. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2016. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at the national level. 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 nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Maryland regional program sponsors also include the Baltimore Business Journal, DLA Piper, PNC Bank and Smart CEO. Maryland reception sponsors include DTZ, Kelly Benefit Strategies and Randstad.

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) practice guides 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

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, an EY member firm serving clients in the US.

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