Khoury joins ranks of exceptional entrepreneurs in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA–  May 15, 2019 – EY today announced that Afif Khoury, CEO of SOCi is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the San Diego region. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.

Khoury was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black-tie gala event on June 6 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a finalist for this distinguished award,” said Khoury. “As a leader in helping brands manage their localized social marketing strategies at scale, at SOCi we are dedicated to helping multi-location brands maximize their local social marketing potential. I am very proud of the team we built and I take pride in the work we are doing to help our customers succeed with our top of the line product offerings and exceptional customer experience.”

Now in its 33rd year, the program recognizes business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.  

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Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

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

In San Diego, local sponsors include gold sponsors: Cooley and Lockton, LLC.

About SOCi

#60 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America, SOCi is the leading social media and reputation management platform built to address the complex workflow needs of highly visible multi-location businesses. An award-winning leader in the industry, SOCi’s patented platform delivers more than a dozen unique marketing tools to help multi-location brands oversee, maintain, and protect their brand at the national level, while simultaneously scaling presence across hundreds, sometimes thousands, of local pages. For more information on how SOCi can fuel the success of your social media channels while protecting what matters most—your online reputation—visit www.meetsoci.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program 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 awards program 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 and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

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