St Petersburg, FL, April 24 – EY has announced that Bram Hechtkopf, CEO of Kobie 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. Bram Hechtkopf 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.
“It is a great honor to be nominated as a finalist, and it serves as a testament to the strong culture and hard-working team we’ve built,” said Kobie CEO Bram Hechtkopf. “From our beginnings as a two-person firm, to our evolution into a full-service, global loyalty marketing company, the entrepreneurial spirit runs deep. This is what propels us forward to deliver what our clients need to measurably increase their enterprise value through loyalty.”
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.
Kobie is a loyalty marketing company that designs, builds, optimizes and supports customer experiences for many of the world’s most successful brands. Kobie believes in building relationships by deepening the emotional and behavioral connections brands have with their customers. Their integrated and innovative loyalty solutions deliver the most impactful results for their clients’ bottom line. To learn more, visit kobie.com.
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Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the 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 awards program of its kind, 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 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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