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EY announces Direct Source President Brad Fick is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award finalis

EY announces Direct Source President Brad Fick is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award finalist in the Upper Midwest
 
Minneapolis, May 8, 2015 – Today EY announced that Brad Fick, president of Direct Source, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award in the Upper Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Brad was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis. 
 
“For the past 20 years, Direct Source has been committed to helping retailers stay competitive in an ever-evolving industry,” said Brad Fick, president and co-founder of Direct Source. “To be recognized by EY as a finalist is affirmation of our strategic direction as a company, and the innovation and support we provide to our customers.”
 
Now in its 29th year, the awards program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and over 60 countries throughout the world. 
 
Regional award winners are eligible for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 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 nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In the Upper Midwest, region sponsors include: PadillaCRT, Faegre Baker Daniels, Twin Cities Business, Merrill Corporation, Lockton, Pohlad Companies and Salo.  
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About Direct Source

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Direct Source (www.directsource.com) is a nationwide consultant and technology solutions provider for tier-one retail, travel and lodging industries, with a network of more than 2,500 installation specialists. Direct Source’s hardware procurement, software development and deployment services are designed to help maintain a competitive edge, and improve site productivity and customer service. Always vendor-neutral, the company draws upon its innovative and industry-encompassing experience to recommend technologies that help clients operate faster, smarter and more profitably. For more information on Direct Source, please visit www.directsource.com.


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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