Sharon Young, Inc. CEO Ed Vierling Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award Finalist in Southwest Area - North

Dallas, TX, June 16, 2010 --( Sharon Young, Inc. today announced that CEO, Ed Vierling is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Southwest Area- North. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Ed Vierling was selected as a finalist from nearly 65 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Dallas, Sheraton.

“My business concept is to purchase apparel companies that are already built on a special person with talent, make that design talent an equity partner, and then together grow the business,” said Ed Vierling, CEO of Sharon Young, Inc.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. 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.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.

In Southwest Area-North, sponsors include Smith Frank & Partners; First United Bank & Trust; Roach, Howard, Smith & Barton; Solomon Edwards Group; VIP Search; Ussery Printing; D CEO Magazine; Journal Record; Ft. Worth Business Press; Smart Business Magazine and Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr.

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About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.

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