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uShip CEO & Founder Matt Chasen Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award Finalist in Central Texas

uShip, the global online transport marketplace, today announced that its CEO & Founder Matt Chasen is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010 Award in the Central Texas. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Chasen was selected as one of nine finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 3, 2010, at the Austin Hilton.”Since experiencing that eureka moment eight years ago, it’s been quite a ride at uShip. We’ve continued to stay focused on serving the untapped needs of low-cost shipping for consumers and more business opportunities for transporters,” said Chasen, who launched uShip in 2004. “I’m honored to be recognized among such a deserving group of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalists.”The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year 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. 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.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP.

In Central Texas local sponsors include Austin Business Journal, IPS Advisors, DLA Piper, ADP, Bridgepoint Consulting, Bowne, Cabot and The Silverton Foundation.