Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Finalist, Edcor CEO, Adrienne Way

Entrepreneur Adrienne Way, President and CEO, Edcor, Adrienne Way, owner and CEO of Edcor, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Adrienne Way was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

“I am honored and very proud to have been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award,” said Way. The past years as an entrepreneur have been nothing short of amazing. The recognition of this award is a validation that Edcor is a dominant leader for our services. The nomination is a validation of Edcor’s hard work and dedication; it is a true testament to the passion and hard work that exists throughout our company.”

About Edcor

Edcor is an outsourced administrator of corporate education benefits for Fortune 1000 companies. In 2010 Way purchased Edcor after 10 years of working there. She has lead Edcor to differentiate itself in the marketplace by recognizing that each client has unique requirements and designing each client’s program specifically to meet those requirements.

Way and the Edcor team recognize that a tuition assistance program is an investment, and Edcor services help each client receive the best return on investment. In quarterly and annual reports, Edcor educates clients about their tuition spend, program utilization, and how they benchmark against other businesses in their industry. This information allows Edcor to make recommendations and clients to make informed decisions about future program development and application.

Way, the Edcor leadership team and account executives continually monitor issues in higher education. This influences the services Edcor develops for clients. For example, student loan debt is a major financial consideration in today’s economy. Adding debt repayment assistance to a tuition program helps businesses be competitive. By demonstrating to their clients how this additional service is beneficial in recruiting and retaining skilled and educated employees, Way has positioned Edcor and the clients it serves at the forefront of creative tuition benefits administration.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The 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.

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 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.