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Sojern Founder Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Central Midwest Finalist

Dépèche transmise le 20 avril 2011 par Business Wire

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sojern, the leading travel data and content company, today announced that founder Gordon Whitten has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. Whitten is a previous regional winner of the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award. The group of outstanding entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners will be announced on June 7.

“I am very honored to be in such a select group of outstanding candidates for this award”

“I am very honored to be in such a select group of outstanding candidates for this award,” said Gordon Whitten, Sojern Founder. “The other finalists represent the spirit and drive of so many in the Midwest. Being an entrepreneur is my passion and I am very proud of the success that Sojern has witnessed since our launch in 2007.”

“These finalists create jobs in our area, encouraging community development and innovation in our broader economy,” said Randy Buseman, Entrepreneur Of The Year Central Midwest Program Director. “No matter who wins on June 7 we know one thing for sure — the Central Midwest is enriched by every one of these finalists.”

This year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

About Sojern, Inc.

Sojern, Inc. (www.sojern.com) has strategically partnered with the leading airlines and travel industry organizations (American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Carlson Wagonlit, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Travelport, United Airlines, and US Airways) to deliver useful destination information and offers for travelers. Sojern’s innovative approach allows advertisers to reach audience segments throughout the travel continuum and increase campaign performance on premium web sites as well as impactful airline space such as boarding passes and itineraries. Sojern is a privately held company with offices throughout the US. The company was founded in September 2007 and received a 2008 OMMA Award for Online Advertising Creativity, named 2009 OnMedia Top 100 for Technology Innovation, 2009 HSMAI Advertising Award winner, finalist for the 2010 Edison Awards and 2011 AIM Technology Company of the Year.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

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