Founder Bridgett Tubbs-Carlon Named EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2015 Regional Award Winner

June 11, 2015

EY announces Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool President and Founder Bridgett Tubbs-Carlon is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award winner in Michigan and Northwest Ohio! Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in Education and Training category

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GRAND RAPIDS, June 11 – EY today announced that Bridgett Tubbs-Carlon, President of Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool, a provider of quality child care and preschool, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Education and Training category in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. 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. Bridgett Tubbs-Carlon was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Cobo Center Grand Ballroom in Detroit on June 11.   

Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, President and CEO and Chairman of Medivation.

As a Michigan and Northwest Ohio award winner, Tubbs-Carlon is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In Michigan and Northwest Ohio, sponsors also include Merrill Corporation, Citizens Bank, Foley & Lardner LLP, Tanner Friedman, Crain’s Detroit Business, NewsTalk 760 WJR and Fuel: Detroit.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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