Anvil CEO bags E&Y Metro New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award
New York-based apparel manufacturer Anvil Knitwear Inc, announced that Anthony Corsano, CEO received the Metro New York Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2008 Award in the Retail and Consumer Products Category.
According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Anthony Corsano was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York on Thursday, June 26.
"I'm honored to accept this prestigious award, which is the result of a collaborative effort of many," said Anvil CEO Anthony Corsano. "The entire family of Anvil employees worked tirelessly during the last three years to insure a smooth transition through our restructuring, including the phenomenally successful launch of our AnvilOrganic line. Our customers and suppliers believed what we were telling them, and more importantly, they believed in us. Without their support and belief we could not have reached our goals. I'm proud to be recognized on behalf of Anvil, our customers and our suppliers."
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 22nd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
"Ernst & Young is pleased to honor outstanding business leaders," said Joseph Capparelli, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Metro New York. "Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute a great deal to the communities around them. Their success helps our area grow stronger."
As a Metro New York award winner, Anthony Corsano is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 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 15, 2008. 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 the Metro New York Area, local sponsors include Platinum Sponsors HSBC, Marsh and Russell Reynolds Associates; Gold Sponsors Curran & Connors and Scherzer International and Silver Sponsors Bowne, WilmerHale and Withum Smith + Brown.
Anvil Knitwear, Inc. is a socially-responsible manufacturer of quality active wear, hats, towels and bags for men, women, and children. Anvil, sells primarily to the B2B market and under private label brands.
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.
Anvil Knitwear Inc