The Entrepreneur of the Year winner is Prem Chand, Founder, President and CEO of MILESTONE, a trusted turnkey global IT solutions provider.
CHICO, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 5, 2012) – Innovate North State announces Prem Chand of Milestone Technologies, Inc. the Entrepreneur of the Year at North State Innovation Awards 2012.
The Entrepreneur of the Year winner, Prem Chand, Founder, President and CEO of MILESTONE, a trusted turnkey global IT solutions provider, is focused on client success and employee satisfaction.
The award recognizes an outstanding entrepreneur demonstrating a commitment and dedication to innovation and technology development of emerging growth companies that have national and global market significance.
Continuing on its growth trajectory, 2012 has been an exciting year for MILESTONE. Prem Chand was one of the Ernst and Young Northern California Region 2012 Semifinalists. In July, MILESTONE opened its Resolution Center in Chico, CA, where soon after ChicoER.com wrote the article, “Tech CEO looking to grow company; office opened in Chico.” And most recently, MILESTONE has established a presence in Lulea, Sweden to support its client’s (Facebook) data center expansion.
“Innovate North State is honored to recognize Prem Chand as its Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012, and is appreciative of his efforts to bring a significant business opportunity back to his roots in the North State. Prem’s rise from a small-town native of Biggs, CA to CEO of an emerging global market leading IT Solutions Company is truly amazing. His entrepreneurial journey is emblematic of the business culture that is beginning to materialize in the 530 region and Chico. He provides a compelling example for many other young entrepreneurs to emulate,” explained Jon Gregory, Managing Director of Innovate North State.
Finalists were selected from a pool of nominees recommended by a Steering Committee of event sponsors, professional service providers, educational institutions, and regional businesses.
Winners within fifteen different award categories were announced at the annual North State Innovation Awards dinner at the Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico. The North State Innovation Awards provide tremendous positive recognition and visibility for the finalists, who represent the region’s most innovative individuals, businesses and institutions in 2012.
About North State Innovation Awards
Innovate North State presents the North State Innovation Awards, an evening honoring the innovators, educators, executives and entrepreneurs who power the 530 area code region’s economy. Many companies nominated are from throughout the 530 region, from Grass Valley and Yuba-Sutter in the south to the Oregon border in the north. This event has previously been the CEPCO Annual Excellence in Business Awards, and this year represents the 28th year the organization has honored those in the community who have exhibited a commitment to excellence.
About MILESTONE – Milestone Technologies, Inc. is a leading supplier of technology products and support services. From the desktop to the data center, the organization is focused on client success. When clients are able to serve their customers better and more efficiently, MILESTONE has accomplished their mission.