(Cincinnati, Ohio) July 20, 2010 – Philip Rielly, President and Co-founder of specialty pharmacy BioRx LLC, has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Healthcare category in South Central Ohio and Kentucky. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Selected by an independent judging panel of regional business, academic and community leaders, the award was presented at a gala event on June 24th, 2010 at the Duke Energy Center
Rielly has helped lead BioRx to become one of the fastest growing specialty pharmacies in the U.S., doubling sales each year since beginning operations in 2004 with only three employees. Annual sales for 2009 were $55 million. BioRx won a 2009 and 2008 Fast 55 Award, sponsored by the Cincinnati Business Courier, which recognizes the fastest growing privately-owned companies in the Greater Cincinnati Region. Also in 2008, BioRx was named a finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Best Place to Work in Greater Cincinnati Contest.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year, expanding to over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“Entrepreneurs contribute so much to our economy and the fabric of this nation,” said Alan Greenwell, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program® Director for South Central Ohio and Kentucky. “These finalists help our region create jobs, while encouraging community growth, development and innovation. We are pleased to honor them.”
As a South Central Ohio & Kentucky award recipient, Rielly is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 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 13, 2010, hosted by Jay Leno. 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.
Based in Cincinnati Ohio, BioRx is a national pharmacy specializing in highly customized care for patients with bleeding disorders, immune deficiency disorders, hereditary angioedema, and nutritional/digestive disorders. As one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of specialty pharmaceuticals, the company’s clinical staff reaches patients and physicians in 50 states.
To learn more about BioRx and its products and services visit www.biorx.net or contact:
Judith Cline 513/382-5409 (cell) or 866.44.BIORX; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 South Central Ohio and Kentucky, sponsors include Thompson Hine LLP and Smart Business Magazine.
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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