MINNEAPOLIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced that Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCI) President and CEO Edward R. (Jack) Cameron is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Upper 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. Cameron, the founder of ARCA, was selected as a finalist from nearly 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 11 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Minneapolis.
"I am honored to have been selected as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Upper Midwest, where we have a strong tradition of excellence in business leadership," Cameron said. "I am also proud to lead ARCA's team of employees, whose passion and commitment to environmental protection and energy conservation have helped to make us a leader in the appliance recycling and retailing industries. I appreciate the recognition and am humbled to share it with everyone who has supported ARCA's growth over the past thirty-nine years." 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. Sponsors 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 Upper Midwest program, regional sponsors include Faegre Baker Daniels, BMO Harris, PadillaCRT, Merrill Datasite and Twin Cities Business magazine. Local sponsors include SALO, Lockton Companies, Pohlad Family Capital Fund LLC and The Big Picture.