BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - EY announced that Chair, Elizabeth Pharo of Momentum Telecom is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Southeast. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Elizabeth Pharo was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala on June 23, 2016, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

"I am both honored and humbled by my selection as a Southeast finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. I truly feel that my nomination is due to the collective success that Momentum Telecom has experienced. I couldn't be more proud to be our company's representative," stated Elizabeth Pharo.

Elizabeth Pharo serves as Chair of the board of directors at Momentum Telecom, a cloud-based telecommunications company that enables businesses to easily adopt new communications technologies. Momentum's commitment to its customers goes far beyond installing telecom service. At the heart of the relationship between Momentum and its customers is the idea that customers should be treated the same way you want to be treated.  This family culture within Momentum is part of why Liz has said she felt drawn to the company, which mirrored the values instilled in her at a young age.

Liz also played a pivotal role in moving Momentum's headquarters to the Birmingham Business District, furthering the company's commitment to the Birmingham region. Liz continues to shape the vision and success as well as differentiate Momentum by leading the organization to place an industry-unique emphasis on customer focus and company culture.

Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 in more than 60 countries.

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About Momentum Telecom

Momentum Telecom is a premier provider of Business Voice, BBX Broadband Management and Unified Communications solutions. Momentum's solutions offer smart, customizable cloud-based applications including voice, video and collaboration tools that enhance business productivity and efficiency for direct customers and more than 500 nationwide white label and channel partners. Momentum Telecom is committed to delivering best-in-class products backed by a geo-redundant network paired with industry-leading uptime and customer service. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, Momentum Telecom has regional offices actively serving customers across the United States. To learn more visit or connect with us on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn or check our blog.

Contact Information:

Beth Hildreth
Company: Momentum Telecom
Tel: 315.579.7112