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DELAVAN, WI – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Founder & CEO, James Kyle, of Millennium was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Midwest Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.
James was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact – among other core contributions and attributes.
He instills within his organization the success that comes from staying curious and listening to the needs of clients, then advancing in a market-led fashion. “Over the years of working as a distributor, we listened to the challenges and complaints of our clients,” James explains, “We went from only selling materials, to building networks, to understanding that our clients don’t have a business until they connect people to their networks. Our passion became helping clients build streamlined networks faster and at a lower cost per home passed. We do that through our engineering enhancement tools, rental and leasing options, and our construction funding business units. Those services, along with the material management and distribution, have transformed our clients’ ability to connect their customers faster than ever before. It’s not some revolutionary idea, it’s having the foresight to envision the big picture and offer solutions to take care of people.”
In 2004, James founded Millennium with a vision of delivering telecommunications solutions to markets where network owners and contractors struggled to receive the resources they needed to be successful. Almost twenty years later, Millennium has grown to over 14 offices and warehouses across the country and has redefined the customer experience expected of traditional material, equipment, and solution providers.
Regional award winners will be announced on June 14, 2022, at Offshore atop Chicago’s Navy Pier. The regional winners will then be considered by the National independent judging panel, and National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.
For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Midwest, sponsors also include Becker Professional Education, Cresa Global, Inc., LaSalle Network, and Marsh-McLennan.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind.
It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy
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