Congrats to the Chief Gringo!
     
 
Dos Gringos President/Chief Gringo Jason Levin Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 San Diego
Award winner Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Earth Sciences

 
 
Jason Levin and the Team
 

San Diego, June, 16, 2011 – Dos Gringos, a flower company, today announced that Jason Levin, President and Chief Gringo received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 San Diego Award in the Earth Sciences category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Jason Levin was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Hyatt Aventine, La Jolla, California on June 16, 2011

“It’s a great honor for me personally and for all 170 of my team members who work hard day in and day out to make an award like this possible.” Jason Levin

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year’s national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

As a San Diego award winner, Jason Levin is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. 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, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

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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