EY announces P1 Group, Inc. CEO Smitty Belcher is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award finalist in the Central Midwest

LENEXA, Kan. – EY announced that CEO Smitty Belcher of P1 Group is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Central Midwest.  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.  Belcher was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 19 at the Sheraton Overland Park hotel in Overland Park, KS.

“P1 Group was built on the founding principles of honesty, integrity and delivering high-quality products and services,” said Belcher. “It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year, as this is a direct reflection of P1 Group’s accomplishments and dedicated employees.”

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In the Central Midwest program, regional sponsors include, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Armstrong Teasdale, Lockton Companies, Inc., Smart Business, Merrill Corporation Ltd., and Common Ground Public Relations.

About P1 Group, Inc.
P1 Group’s success story started in 1919 when it began as a family-owned contractor in Kansas City. It has since grown to be one of the nation’s premier electrical, mechanical, millwright and service organizations with more than 800 employees and eight offices. Still headquartered in Kansas City today, the company’s national scope of services has expanded into a full-service, single-source MEP solution.

Specializing in work that requires highly technical expertise, some of P1 Group’s core commercial and industrial markets include hospitals, data centers, research/educational institutions and nuclear power plants. P1 travels the country working in these markets and has a project resume that spans from Washington State to Washington D.C.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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