Congratulations are in order: our very own Sydney Spraw, Ph.D., president of Designetics, has been named a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2021 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award. This prestigious award recognizes business leaders whose drive, acumen and ingenuity position their business for success and growth now and into the future.
According to Ernst & Young, the creators of the award competition that is now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated by an independent panel of judges on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its inception, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in 60 countries around the world.
The award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on Thursday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m. ET and will become lifetime members of a community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
“I’m deeply honored and humbled to be nominated for such a prestigious award,” Spraw says. “As an entrepreneur, I’m keenly aware of the challenges and struggles facing businesses today, and I’m heartened by the dedication and commitment to excellence Designetics’ employees have exhibited during these unprecedented times. That makes this nomination all the more special.”
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be announced in November of 2021. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June, 2022.