Entrepreneur of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest region
PORTLAND, OR (May 31, 2018) – EY announced that Founder and CEO Matt Thomas of Brew Dr. Kombucha is a finalist for the Entrepreneur of The Year® 2018 Award in the Pacific Northwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Thomas was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Winners will be announced on June 15 in Seattle.
“I started Townshend’s Tea Company in 2006 with the idea of serving great teas in a casual teahouse setting,” said Thomas. “Over the years, the effort of presenting the wide world of tea to our guests has expanded the Townshend’s collection to over 120 tea offerings, including classic teas, rare varieties, chai latte recipes made from scratch, authentic Taiwanese bubble tea, and an herbal apothecary line. In 2008, we began making kombucha in the kitchens of our then two teahouses, giving it the name Brew Dr. Kombucha. We use the same great tea blends we developed for our teahouses and ferment those into kombucha. As it turns out, our approach is unique and our flavor profiles come from our attention to the quality and formulation of the organic tea and botanicals we use. Today, we’ve expanded to nine teahouses and proudly distribute our kombucha made from high-quality, organic tea nationwide.”
Now in its 32nd year, the 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 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth market-leading companies. For more information, please visit ey.com
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation. In the Pacific Northwest, sponsors also include Woodruff Sawyer.
About Entrepreneur of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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