Joe Hessling of 365 Retail Markets named Entrepreneur Of The Year®
TROY, MICH, July 5, 2018 – EY today announced that CEO, Joe Hessling of 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in MicroMarket technology—offering a best-in-class point-of-sale platform for the vending, foodservice and hospitality industries, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Business Services category in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Hessling was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) on June 27, 2018.
“The competition was really tough this year and I was truly surprised to hear my name called as a winner,” said Hessling. “A big ‘thank you’ to the judges and the EY team that supported me through this process. Also, I have nothing but praise for what got me here in the first place: the hardworking 365 team!”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of Fitbit
- W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
- Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.
As a Michigan and Northwest award winner, Hessling is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the 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 nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.
In Michigan and Nothwest Ohio, sponsors also include Citizens Bank, Colliers International, Foley & Lardner, Oswald Companies and Tanner Friedman.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
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About 365 Retail Markets
365 Retail Markets, a rapidly growing, self-checkout technology company with offices in Metro Detroit, Santa Clara, and Provo, offers the best in class point-of-sale platform for use in the workplace. Its proprietary technology provides a turnkey platform that allows customers to increase sales, improve the customer experience, and increase profits while decreasing operating costs. 365 Retail Markets has been pioneering innovation in the food service, hospitality, and vending industries since 2008 and continues to revolutionize the market with superior technology and ultimate flexibility in customization and branding. 365 has won many awards for their innovation and growth, including being named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. two years in a row.
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