Alan Rose Receives Lifetime Achievement Honor at the Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards
Alan Rose, CEO and majority owner of Rose Paving Co., a leader in national parking lot management, has been honored at the 2013 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards (EEAs), sponsored by The Daily Herald Business Ledger, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Twenty business owners in total were recognized at a ceremony on September 11 hosted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger. The EEAs were presented for the 14th consecutive year, and approximately 160 people were in attendance at the event. “I am thrilled to accept an Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in Lifetime Achievement. Year after year, I continue to make great strides exceeding industry, customer, and employee expectations. After 40 years as an entrepreneur, I have learned valuable lessons; perhaps the greatest of all, to hire people smarter than me. I trust my employees to do as good or a better job than I could do myself,” stated Alan Rose, CEO.
The EEAs recognized outstanding entrepreneurship in suburban Chicago. Honorees demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship, including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance, and business creativity. In order to qualify, the nominee’s company or organization must be based in, have been founded in, or have a significant presence in the suburban Chicago area. The seven categories for awards were early stage, growth, innovation, outstanding service to entrepreneurs, young entrepreneur (under age 40), regional spirit, and lifetime achievement. A special publication profiling each award winner was published October 14, 2013, by The Daily Herald Business Ledger, the primary source of local business news and information in suburban Chicago.