An innovative spirit and strong sense of family has garnered Schuman Cheese’s CEO Neal Schuman national attention and paved the way for his selection as the winner in the Family Business category of the national EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 program.
“When you’re part of a family business four generations strong, every day is a reminder of the importance of family,” Schuman said in a press release. “We have an amazing organization of 1,250 people, all who take personal ownership of the family values that define Schuman Cheese. I sincerely believe that my honor is their honor, and I’m immensely proud to share this award with all of them.”
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellent and extraordinary success in areas such as financial performance, innovation, and commitment to their business and communities in more than 145 cities across 60 countries around the world. The program encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.
“EY’s category winners have created the products, services, and jobs that help our economy and communities grow and have encouraged others to follow suit,” said Debra von Storch, Entrepreneur Of The Year Americas Director. “This year, our winners employed over 230,000 people with job growth of 20 percent, while also generating revenue of more than $77 billion—more than 33 percent annual revenue growth.”
This year’s national award recipients were announced at a black-tie gala held on November 18 at the Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, California, hosted by Seth Meyers, host of Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Congratulations, Neal Schuman!
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