Diane Turton Participates in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Conference
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NEW JERSEY (December 5, 2005) – Diane Turton, President and Broker/Owner of Diane Turton, Realtors, was recently honored as a national award nominee at the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards conference in Palm Springs, California held Nov. 17–19 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.
Now in its 19th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award. Recognized globally, the award honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs, who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement. Each year the most successful and innovative entrepreneurs strive for the most prestigious honor in this class: the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.
In the end, Arthur M. Blank, co-founder and chairman of Atlanta-based The Home Depot, and owner and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Force, took the honor as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2005. The 2004 winner was H. Wayne Huizenga of Huizenga Holdings, Inc., who helped launch Blockbuster Video and Waste Management, among other companies.
“Considering the caliber of those who were nominated for this award, it was really an honor just to be nominated as a contender for the national award and to be invited to participate in this outstanding conference, “ said Ms. Turton. “I am so proud of my accomplishments as a businesswoman leading a great company such as mine. Of course, I have a great team behind me that made it all possible.”
Earlier this year, Ms. Turton was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2005 New Jersey Awards in the Real Estate category.
About Diane Turton, Realtors Founded in 1986, Diane Turton, Realtors is a full-service real estate company with 23 offices throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The firm also serves Palm Beach and Martin Counties with three offices in Florida. Divisions include Relocation Services, Signature Properties, Lifestyles (properties for Active Adults), the Bed & Breakfast division and New Homes and Land. Turton Commercial Real Estate, an affiliate of Diane Turton, Realtors, sells or leases all types of commercial property, including retail, office and industrial space, and represents the buyers and sellers of land, investment property and mixed-use facilities. Diane Turton, Realtors, which consistently ranks in the top of the markets it serves, produced more than $1.2 billion in closed sales in 2004. The company’s Web site is www.dianeturton.com and its toll-free number is 1-877-DTURTON.