The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and kicking in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia — and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of all the action! Danielle Cuomo, President of Virtual Assist USA, was recently announced as a finalist in the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Awards program. EY’s program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities.

As the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been at the forefront of identifying game‑changing business leaders for more than 31 years. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc.

We’re honored to have Danielle recognized among so many other notable business luminaries in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Virtual Assist USA team will be honored at the Entrepreneur of the Year Black-Tie Gala at the Wydham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh on June 16th, and winners will travel to Palm Springs in November for the weeklong Strategic Growth Forum. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the national gala Nov. 18 in Palm Springs, California. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, billed as the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June of 2018. Learn more about the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia program and follow our journey to the awards!