Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 2019 – Ernst & Young today announced that Thaddeus Bartkowski, CEO and Founding Partner of Catalyst Outdoor and Catalyst Experiential is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Greater Philadelphia region. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Bartkowski was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 19, 2019 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
“I’m honored to be recognized as a finalist for this distinguished award,” commented Bartkowski. “Almost all my time—along with the rest of the team at Catalyst—is spent heads down building the business, and it’s nice to come up for air to join an impressive group of nominees.”
Catalyst is pioneering the integration of visual communication technology with infrastructure projects that enhance America’s communities and help to combat loss of identity due to suburbanization. Current projects include several community landmarks, a dog park, an amphitheater, and an EMS building.
Now in its 33rd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the 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 nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include PNC Bank, Donnelley Financial Solutions, Murray Devine & Company, Solomon Edwards Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Pepper Hamilton LLP and Simkiss & Block.
About Catalyst Experiential
Catalyst is redefining the physical form of communication by integrating visual communication technology with municipal landmarks, public safety facilities, and community gathering places. Imagine dog parks, pedestrian bridges, art centers, or fire stations that serve the public while enabling the local government, schools, charities, and businesses to speak directly to the community they serve.
Catalyst works closely with communities to understand their needs so that they can develop solutions at no cost to taxpayers. The solutions frequently transform under-utilized property into a community asset that combines art, architecture, and advertising in a unique way.
For more information visit CatalystEX.com.
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