Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipients Announced At June 27 Gala.Business Editors
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2000
"If you can dream it, if you can see it, you can do it. Don't give up!" is a motto that has led Phoenix resident Kim Komando Kim Komando (born 1967) is the host of an American talk radio program based on the popularity of personal computers, the use of the Internet, and the complexities of consumer electronics. The Kim Komando Show is broadcast and syndicated on over 450 radio stations in the U. to become one of the area's most successful entrepreneurs. Co-founder of WestStar Talk Radio Network, with Valley radio personality Barry Young Barry Young is a radio personality and President and CEO of WestStar TalkRadio Network, based in Phoenix, Arizona, a company he co-founded with national talk radio host, and wife, Kim Komando. , Kim has risen to radio talk show stardom through her ambition, energy and business savvy. In just under five years, she has become the host of one of Talkers Magazine's top 10 radio shows, The Kim Komando Radio Talk Show, the world's largest daily and weekly talk radio show about computers and the Internet. Based in Phoenix, the show is broadcast in over four continents, carried by more than 350 American radio stations and is a syndicated column in more than 100 newspapers, reaching over 50 million people per month.
Affectionately dubbed the "Digital Goddess," Kim takes a fun approach to computer talk and offers straight jargon advice on equipment and software. She was first introduced to computers at age 9 and graduated college early at age 19 with a bachelor of science Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science
bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies degree in computer information systems from Arizona State University Arizona State University, at Tempe; coeducational; opened 1886 as a normal school, became 1925 Tempe State Teachers College, renamed 1945 Arizona State College at Tempe. Its present name was adopted in 1958. in 1985. An entrepreneur at a young age, she financed her education by teaching computer hardware and software training classes.
Kim is one of 10 innovative Arizona entrepreneurs chosen by a panel of independent judges. Recipients of the 12th Annual Arizona Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards(R) program were announced this evening at a gala dinner. The program recognizes entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities.
The Year 2000 Arizona Entrepreneurs Of The Year are:
-- Junior Achievement
John David Doyle David Doyle can be
Kim Komando, Chairman and CFO See Chief Financial Officer. , and Barry Young, President -
WestStar TalkRadio Network WestStar TalkRadio Network is a privately held United States corporation operating as a national radio broadcast network. Its corporate offices are located in Phoenix, Arizona. , Phoenix
Steve Bunger, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. - Mobile Mini, Tempe
-- Real Estate
William Schubert, President and CEO - Kitchell Corporation,
Rodger Ford, Co-Manager, and J. David Mackstaller, Co-Manager
- PetsHotel Plus International, Tucson
-- Spirit of Entrepreneurship
Amy Leroy-Gelb, President - Arizona Angels Studio, Scottsdale
James Garvey, President & CEO - Integrated
Information Systems, Inc., Tempe
Larry A. Miller, President and CEO - Trax Software
& Consulting Co., Scottsdale
William Schubert, President and CEO - Kitchell Corporation,
The award recipients were announced at a gala awards ceremony held at The Phoenician in Phoenix. The event was the culmination of an intensive search to identify and recognize Arizona's outstanding entrepreneurs.
Arizona award recipients are now eligible to participate in Ernst & Young's National Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards competition, the pre-eminent program honoring outstanding owners of fast-growing companies.
The national search will conclude at a black-tie awards gala in Palm Springs, California Palm Springs is a famed Riverside County, California desert resort city, approximately 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 140 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 42,807. , on November 11, 2000, where the national Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists and winners in seven national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year, will be announced and celebrated by more than 2,000 attendees as part of the Entrepreneur Of The Year International Conference.
Previous Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners include a "Who's Who" of business leaders, such as Michael Dell of Dell Computer Corporation (company) Dell Computer Corporation - One of the biggest US manufacturers of IBM PC compatibles.
"From notebooks to networks", their slogan says.
http://us.dell.com. , Jim McCann of 1-800 Flowers, Steve Case of American Online, Howard Schulz of Starbucks Coffee, Alan Hald and Jeff McKeever of MicroAge and Pam Del Duca of The DELSTAR Group. Richard M. Schulze Richard M. "Dick" Schulze is the Founder and Chairman of Best Buy.
He was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota where he graduated from Central High School, afterwards attending Marquette University (he did not graduate). He subsequently spent time in the U.S. , founder of Best Buy, was named the 1999 National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year. Henry T. Nichols of Broadcom Corp. received a National 1999 Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Technology Category.
Recipients of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award become lifetime members of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame.
This year's Arizona award recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges Panel of Judges is an indie pop band from Melbourne, Australia. Members
-- Barbara Barrett, President, Triple Creek Ranch
-- Steve Sanghi, CEO, Microchip Technology Incorporated (1995
-- Bill Shover, Retired Community Affairs Director, Phoenix
-- Quentin Smith, CEO, Employee Solutions
-- Pat Sullivan, CEO, Interact Commerce Corporation (1999 Award
-- Mark Zupan, Dean, University of Arizona (body, education) University of Arizona - The University was founded in 1885 as a Land Grant institution with a three-fold mission of teaching, research and public service. , Eller College of
Business & Public Administration
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