Gateway Group One CEO, Kurus Elavia Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year� 2009 Award Finalist in New Jersey

Newark, NJ (June 2, 2009) — Gateway Group One is pleased to announce that CEO, Kurus Elavia has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year� 2009 Award in New Jersey. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Tuesday, June 23 at the Teaneck Marriott in Glenpointe, NJ.

“It’s truly an honor to be a finalist of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in New Jersey,” said Kurus Elavia. “Since 1998, I have had the privilege to work for a company that I sincerely believe in and one that supports each and every employee. Gateway Group One provides the most unparalleled customer care and superior security services available. Our extensive screening, training and evaluation process is proven to provide our clients with the most friendly, professional and dedicated employees in the industry.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2009. 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 pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.

In New Jersey, sponsors include:
Gold sponsors: Bowne & Co and Curran & Connors Silver sponsors: Gibbons P.C, NJBIZ and WithumSmith + Brown

About Gateway Group One
Founded in 1979 as Gateway Security, Gateway Group One is the marketing umbrella company made up of three companies: Gateway Frontline Academy, Gateway Security Services and Gateway Frontline Services. Together, the companies provide training, physical security and frontline customer service personnel to some of the largest corporations, healthcare facilities, entertainment venues and transportation hubs in the United States.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year� Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year� Award is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The 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, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year� award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

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