Here at The Marketing Zen Group, we are passionate about what we do. We have a dedicated, hard working team committed to putting our wide range of skills and experience to work for our clients to deliver creative and effective results. Our satisfaction comes from what we are able to accomplish for our clients – and every day we feel immensely honored to have the opportunity to work with all of the talented people who make up The Marketing Zen team. That’s why we are so proud to announce that The Marketing Zen Group and Founder/CEO Shama Hyder have been included on the 2012 Empact100 list.
Empact, an organization dedicated to supporting and recognizing young entrepreneurs, presents the Empact100 list, now in its second year. The Empact100 annually recognizes the United States’ “Top 100 Companies Founded by Young Entrepreneurs”. The honor was designed to recognize the hard work, entrepreneurial spirit, and perseverance of young leaders who are making a positive impact on our country’s economy and giving future leaders inspirational role models.
The final Empact100 honorees were chosen from a group of 513 founders included in the Empact Showcase. To be eligible for inclusion in the Showcase, companies must have annual revenues of over $100,000 and founders under the age of 30. This year’s Showcase members are credited with a combined $1 billion in 2011 revenue, and support our workforce by employing more than 8,000 individuals.
The Empact100 list was finalized by the 2012 Empact Academy. The Academy’s membership is made up of some of the United States’ leading entrepreneurs, including:
- Aaron Batalion, Founder & CTO, Living Social
- Gene Landrum, Founder, Chuck E. Cheese
- Jeff Hoffman, Founding Team Member, Priceline.com
- Jeff Sandefer, Founder, Action Foundation & Sandefer Offshore
- Mike Delazzer, Founder, Redbox
- Linda Rottenberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Endeavor
- Chuck Templeton, Founder, Open Table
As part of this honor, Shama will join the other honorees in taking part at a recognition event in Washington, D.C., at the White House on September 28, 2012. The event, where honorees will receive their awards, will include senior administration officials, and will be broadcast live on Whitehouse.gov.
We at The Marketing Zen Group couldn’t be more proud to receive this honor. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, and who helped to make this possible.