TAMPA, FL – EY announced that Crystal Morris, Owner and President of Gator Cases, Inc., is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in Florida. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Morris was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Hilton Orlando.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to be a finalist amongst such an outstanding group of business and thought leaders who inspire me,” Morris said. “When I started Gator in 2000, our mission was to make great products that customers would love, be a brand that fans would trust and create a company culture that team members would be proud of. I share this honor with the rest of the Gator family who works so hard to carry out that mission every day.”
Now in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Florida, regional sponsors also include Platinum sponsors Greenberg Traurig, LLP and PNC Bank, and Silver sponsor The Orlando Business Journal.
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