Horsham, PA, May 30, 2012 – SofterWare announced today that Co-founders Nathan Relles and Doug Schoenberg were named as finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 program in the Greater Philadelphia region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Terrace Ballroom of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia.
Douglas Schoenberg, SofterWare’s CEO, noted, “The essence of being an entrepreneur is identifying a need and creating a solution. When SofterWare was founded, we saw a tremendous need for easy-to-use and affordable solutions for organizations that were serving children and eventually all types of nonprofits. We’re delighted by the success we’ve had over the last 30 years in meeting those needs, and we look forward to continuing to provide innovative solutions that help our clients benefit ever-changing technologies.”
Nathan Relles, President of SofterWare added, “Being named Entrepreneur of the Year finalists is a great honor, but both of us genuinely feel that it’s a recognition for the entire SofterWare team, since our success is largely built on promoting the idea that everyone in the company should think and act like an entrepreneur.”
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. 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.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors include Ballard Spahr LLP; Merrill Corporation; Molewski Financial; Morgan Lewis; Murray, Devine & Company, Inc.; NSM Insurance Group, ParenteBeard LLC; Pepper Hamilton LLP; Philadelphia Business Journal; PNC Bank; Scherzer International; SolomonEdwards; and Sovereign Bank.
About SofterWare, Inc.
SofterWare Inc., provides software for several vertical markets and the company’s client base includes thousands of organizations throughout North America and the world. SofterWare’s mission is to develop, market, maintain and support software that is easy to learn, easy to use, and adaptable to users’ unique needs. SofterWare currently offers DonorPerfect Fundraising Software and Donor Management, EZCare and EZCare Online Child Care Management Software for Daycare Center Management and School-Age Child Care Management; EZ-CAMP2 Camp Management Software and Camp Online Registration; and MMS for Schools: Student Information Systems. For more information on SofterWare and its products, please visit www.softerware.com.
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.
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