Diane Turton Named Winner Of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2005 New Jersey Award

Posted by — July 4, 2005

Diane Turton Named Winner Of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2005 New Jersey Award

Diane Turton, president and broker/owner of Diane Turton, Realtors, was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2005 in the Real Estate category by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. Winners for the New Jersey program were selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of local business, academic and community leaders and announced at the Award Banquet on June 23, 2005 at the Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.

Judges selected Ms. Turton based on her optimism in the face of overwhelming challenges, creative marketing and sales programs, self confidence, extraordinary customer service and a willingness to give back to the many communities the firm serves.

“For nearly two decades, Ernst & Young has been recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. for their remarkable leadership and successful accomplishments,” said Keith L. Brownlie, Partner and Co-Director for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program in New Jersey. “We are pleased to honor Ms. Turton as one of New Jersey’s outstanding entrepreneurs.”

Ms. Turton is eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2005 national program.  Winners in several national categories, as well as the overall National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, in November 2005.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award as it represents an incredible level of recognition for me and each of the dedicated, loyal and motivated members of the Turton Team,” said Ms. Turton, “I’d personally like to thank Ernst & Young and all the program sponsors that have supported the awards and bestowed this honor on us. The award is a remarkable milestone in our firm’s 20-year history and my fortieth year in real estate.”

The Ernest & Young awards recognize the abilities, accomplishments and leadership of entrepreneurs who have a unique ability to turn dreams into distinctive and successful new businesses. The winners and finalists are the backbone of the region’s economy and representatives of the nation’s long tradition of business innovation. These business executives have created numerous jobs and launched products and services that make life better for countless New Jersey communities.

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