EY US Announces Carlene Wilson of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Heartland Award Finalist
Celebrating the 35th class of unstoppable entrepreneurs who transform the Heartland Region and beyond
MINNEAPOLIS, 6/9/2021 — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Carlene Wilson, president and CEO of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors and chair of the Omni Workspace board of directors, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Heartland Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond.
Wilson was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, becoming lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based 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 launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“It’s an honor to be named a finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year, the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. I’m pleased to be recognized among the 36 visionary finalists in the Heartland,” Wilson said. “In the face of the many challenges that the world has experienced over the past year, entrepreneurs and their team members have a vital role to play in creating a better future.”
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November 2021 at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2022.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and The Kauffman Foundation.
In the Heartland Region sponsors also include Colliers International, Padilla, PNC Bank, SALO, LLC, and Twin Cities Business.
About Atmosphere Commercial Interiors
Atmosphere Commercial Interiors is one of the largest office furniture dealerships in the U.S., providing furnishing solutions and services for corporate, healthcare, education, and hospitality facilities. The company is an authorized and award-winning Steelcase dealer with eight offices and six distribution centers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Arizona. Visit atmosphereci.com
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy
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Congratulations, Carlene! Such a well-deserved honor!
This is awesome and inspiring. Wishing you the best of luck.
It was a pleasure to meet with you and get to know you better.
CONGRATUATIONS CARLENE…WAY TO GO!