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BGSU among founders of EBE Hall of Fame

BGSU has teamed with the University of Toledo and Gorillas & Gazelles LLC, a Perrysburg firm that specializes in talent assessment and leadership development, to create the Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence (EBE) organization.

The group will pursue a shared interest in fostering and strengthening entrepreneurial enterprise in the region.

EBE has established a Web site ( and is creating an EBE Hall of Fame to honor successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Community members can use the Web site to nominate successful northwest Ohioans for induction. The deadline for nominations is July 31, with ceremonies to be held in November.

"We want entrepreneurs who inspire others through intense vision, who have built and maintained a growing business, who have created jobs in northwest Ohio," noted Kristen Krebs, associate director of Entrepreneurship Academic Programs and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the College of Business Administration.

Those recognized by the EBE Hall of Fame will be candidates for potential national honors through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program.

In addition to creating a hall of fame, the EBE organization plans to hold a conference for the entrepreneurial community each spring and to develop networking and mentoring opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

July 10, 2006