StorageMart President is EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Posted on Apr 25 2014 - 5:11pm by Winnie Hsiu

Today, Ernst & Young (EY) announced that Cris Burnam, president of StorageMart, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the Central Midwest region.

“It’s a personal honor to be a finalist in such a prestigious award. I consider it an honor on behalf of my entire family, who have worked hand-in-hand with me in our family business,” said Cris Burnam. “I’m proud of the acknowledgement this award brings to the dedicated people I’m fortunate enough to work with at StorageMart.”

The Central Midwest regional awards winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 19, 2014 at the Sheraton Overland Park hotel in Overland Park, Kansas.  If Burnam wins the award in his category for his region, he will then be eligible for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.

Ernst & Young is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London. EY Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. It is the first global ward of its kind.

This award has grown out of the philosophies of Arthur Young and Alwin Ernst (whose companies merged to create Ernst and Young). That philosophy recognizes that the success of a business depends upon the “character, ability, and industry” of its employees. EY acknowledges that successful businesses employ people who demonstrate integrity, respect, who work as a team, and who build relationships based on doing the right thing.

EY is committed to building a better working world with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent, and collaboration. For 28 years, they have recognized business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Founded in 1999, StorageMart is headquartered in Columb,ia Missouri, and has been in business for 15 years. It has 350 employees and 149 self storage locations across the United States and Canada. It has facilities in some of the following areas: Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas metro areas; Des Moines, Iowa; the Chicago, Illinois metro area; Oakland, California; Brooklyn, NY; Toronto, Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area; and Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec.

StorageMart has a charitable arm of the company. They work with non-profit organizations in the various locations where they have facilities. Some of the organizations that they have worked with include the American Red Cross, Big Brothers big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters, food banks, women’s shelters, child foster care, and adoption programs.


“EY Announces StorageMart President Cris Burnam is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award Finalist in the Central Midwest.” PRWeb; 24 April 2014.

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