FedEx recognizes Entrepreneurs of the Year

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FedEx Ground has recognized three entrepreneurs whose businesses provide transportation services for the company. During a private banquet in Pittsburgh, Travis Boardman (Travis Boardman Inc., Salisbury, Md.), Doug Hawkins (Blue Skyz Enterprises Inc., Lenexa, Kan.) and Joe Robinson (Eagleview Logistics, Toledo, Ohio) were named FedEx Ground Entrepreneurs of the Year.

The distinction recognizes them for their business growth and development, customer service, safety record, community involvement and ethics. Of the nearly 10,000 transportation businesses supporting the FedEx Ground network, Boardman, Hawkins and Robinson were selected from a group of 17 region-level winners who represented the best in small business for the fiscal year ending May 31.

“The FedEx Ground Entrepreneur of the Year program was established in 2007 to honor the most exceptional small business owners who collaborate with FedEx Ground and commit themselves to deliver on a promise of reliable, safe, cost-effective and professional service,” says Dave Rebholz, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Ground. “Through their outstanding efforts, these three individuals have built lucrative and thriving businesses while also making substantial contributions to their local communities.”

Each year, FedEx Ground management has the opportunity to nominate the businesses that have demonstrated unwavering commitments to customer service, safety and their local community. Faced with an ever-changing economy, the Entrepreneurs of the Year were selected by FedEx Ground for continuing to run successful businesses and maintaining their status as industry leaders.