WebVisible CEO Kirsten Mangers
Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010
Award Finalist in Orange County/Desert Cities
IRVINE, Calif (June 3, 2010) – WebVisible (www.webvisible.com) today announced that Kirsten Mangers, CEO, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Orange County/Desert Cities region. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mangers was selected as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 17, at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.
"The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in our thousands of local, independent business customers, and the Ernst & Young Award is perhaps the best embodiment of that spirit," said Mangers. "For that reason, and on behalf of our customers, we're delighted and honored to be considered for this remarkable award."
WebVisible makes it easy for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) to be found online by consumers searching for their products or services – whether they're searching from home, office, car or mobile. The company's advertising products are powered by its Geneva Technology Platform, which was named 2008 Internet Product of the Year by TechAmerica, formerly the American Electronics Association. Geneva buys advertising space across a variety of media, so WebVisible's customers get the most effective, local, targeted advertising for their money – whether their goal is to generate foot traffic, website visits or phone calls.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. 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.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors. In Orange County/Desert Cities region, Platinum sponsors include Marsh, Union Bank, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth; Gold sponsors Scherzer International, Strategic Equity Group and the Orange County Business Journal; and Silver sponsors R.R. Donnelley and HKA, Inc.
About WebVisible, Inc.
WebVisible makes it easy for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) to be found online, where and how customers are looking. The leading provider of local online marketing products and services since 2001, WebVisible was among the first to pioneer the use of search as a reliable, measurable avenue to connect directly with a buyer's needs. The company has helped more than 100,000 SMB customers from more than 4,000 industries in 14 countries to create innovative and accountable Internet advertising campaigns. SMBs partner with WebVisible directly and through its many partner companies, including Intuit, AT&T, British Telecom and The New York Times Company. WebVisible is based in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.webvisible.com or call 949-255-9677.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.