DePaul Industries today announced that Dave Shaffer, CEO, is a semi-finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Award in the Pacific Northwest. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and person commitment to their businesses and communities.
DePaul Industries, the largest employer of people with disabilities in the Northwest, was recently ranked as the 8th “Most Admired” nonprofit in Oregon in a Portland Business Journal survey of 1,800 chief executive officers.
During the December 9 luncheon that honored the most admired companies, it was noted that 197 nonprofits throughout the state were nominated for the prestigious award.
DePaul Staffing, a division of DePaul Industries, headquartered in NE Portland, has been ranked the top staffing firm in terms of internal staff size by the Portland Business Journal, moving up three spots from its fourth place position last year. Growth for DePaul has come from aggressive and relentless dedication to its mission of serving the Northwest in placing and employing individuals with disabilities.