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Loffler Companies CEO and President Jim Loffler Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Finalist

BLOOMINGTON, MN, June 29, 2011 /PRWeb/ — Loffler Companies today announced that CEO Jim Loffler was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 finalist. According to Ernst & Young, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Jim was selected as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young for this prestigious award. The same entrepreneurial spirit that started this company 25 years ago thrives in each and every employee here. The mission of our employees is to exceed client expectations in everything we do. That and bringing to our clients the best office technology and services is what has made this company great,” commented Loffler.

Recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America by Inc. 500 Magazine, Loffler companies provides integrated office technology and services partnered with leading brands such as Canon, Konica Minolta, HP, Microsoft, NEC, and ShoreTel. Its offerings include multifunctional copiers, printers, managed print services, IP telephone systems, IT managed services, document management, dictation, call recorders, and on-site managed FM services.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor. In the Upper Midwest, sponsors include SAP, Manpower Group, Padilla Spear Beardsley, and Twin Cities Business. Locally it is sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Lockton Companies, and Pohlad Company Capital Fund LLC.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For more information about our organization, please visit www.ey.com.

About Loffler Companies

Founded in 1986 by Jim Loffler, Loffler Companies provides office technology and services to improve a client’s productivity and bottom line results. Today, Loffler has 285 employees supporting clients in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin that are local, national, and international in scope. Loffler is recognized by multiple partners as one of the top 15 office technology and services dealers in the country. For more information about Loffler Companies and how it can help your organization succeed, you may contact Gary Volbert at 952-925-6816 or visit www.loffler.com.

Contact

Gary Volbert Director of Marketing, Loffler Companies 952-925-6816 I gvolbert@loffler.com

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