Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) May 03, 2012

Chicago real estate brokerage firm @properties today announced that company co-founders Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong were named finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 program in the Midwest.

The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and commitment to their communities. Golden and Wong were selected from a large pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

@properties was established in 2000, and has grown to become the largest real estate firm in the city and the second largest and fastest-growing brokerage firm on the North Shore. Despite the challenging Chicago real estate market of the past four years, the company has thrived and expanded by differentiating its service to brokers and clients through innovative marketing and professional development.

“We’re honored to be among the Midwest finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award. It is one of the most prestigious awards an entrepreneur can receive, and it’s an honor to be among such an impressive list of companies,” said Golden.

Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Following the gala, regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. 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.