CCA’s Brodsky to Judge Entrepreneur of the Year

Manchester, NH, November 6, 2007—Entrepreneur Howard Brodsky has been appointed chairman of the national judging committee for the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year national judging panel for the second consecutive year.


Brodsky’s responsibilities will include selecting the finalists and winner of the Retail & Consumer Products Category, as well as the 2007 overall national award winner.  


The event is scheduled for November 15-18 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Springs, California and will feature a black-tie ceremony with comedian Jay Leno as master of ceremonies, and a presentation by Lance Armstrong.  


“The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award is the world’s most prestigious business award,” says Howard Brodsky.


“It is an award that encourages and promotes economic growth through the creative vision of independent businesspeople.  Acknowledging today’s entrepreneurs is to acknowledge our future, and I am honored to be chairman of The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year judging panel.”


As co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer at CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky has been the model for successful entrepreneurship.  With $10.2 billion in aggregate gross sales, CCA Global Partners is a formidable leader in the retail industry.  Today, nearly 3,600 retail stores in the United States and abroad benefit from CCA Global’s business leadership through its 15 different affiliate companies.  


Former recipients of the Ernst award include Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc.; Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot; Richard Schulze, co-founder of Best Buy Co. Inc.; Howard Schultz, founder of Starbucks Corp.; Jeff Bezos, founder of Inc.; and Larry Page, co-founder of Google Inc.



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