Fingerpaint Founder Ed Mitzen Named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® New York Semifinalist

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. –  EY recently announced that Ed Mitzen, Founder of Fingerpaint, is a semifinalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the New York Region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Mitzen was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis.

“I’m honored to have been selected as a semifinalist for this prestigious award,” said Mitzen. “Fingerpaint’s success is powered by the commitment of our extraordinary team members and this is really a testament to their hard work, dedication and loyalty.”

An independent, full-service marketing agency with offices in Arizona, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Fingerpaint is defined by a culture of uncommon collaboration, sharp strategy, and award-winning creative. Fingerpaint isn’t just a marketing agency; it’s an independent, people-first, client-investing, outside-the-lines-creating, brand-activating powerhouse with a mandate to Never Paint by Number.

Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 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 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. 

About Fingerpaint
Reset your expectations of a marketing agency. Independent by design, with integrated talent across Saratoga Springs, New York; Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Columbus, Ohio, Fingerpaint is committed to creating and executing meaningful brand experiences that are never paint by number.

In the last 2 years, Fingerpaint received 14 American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs); was named 2014 Agency of the Year and a 2017 finalist by Med Ad News; was named Advertising Agency of the Year by PM360 in 2015; has been named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies for the past 4 years; was selected a Best Place to Work by the Albany and Philadelphia Business Journals; and won Business Intelligence Group’s PR & Marketing Agency of the Year in 2017. Founder Ed Mitzen was honored as 2016’s Industry Person of the Year by Med Ad News. Visit us at fingerpaintmarketing.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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