Ernst & Young LLP announced that CEO, Lynn Perenic of Argent Tape & Label was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.
Lynn Perenic was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact – among other core contributions and attributes.
“As Argent Tape & Label’s President and Chief Executive Officer, her inspiring vision and unwavering belief in others has completely transformed the manufacturing company from a $790,000 a year organization into an extremely successful multimillion-dollar enterprise,” Ernst & Young commented. “Nearing the mark of $10 million in annual revenue, Argent is well-positioned for continued growth.”
In 2010, Perenic acquired the ownership stake in Argent Tape and Label, which was reportedly near bankruptcy at the time. She enrolled in the Oakland County Venture Forward program, an 11-week intensive program for business executives and top management leaders. The program ultimately nominated her as one of the 50 Businesses to Watch in Michigan.
Perenic knew that she wanted to create a culture of transparency and connection, so she made the choice to implement Open Book Management (OBM) at Argent. She cultivated a professional community that encourages innovation at all levels, welcoming team members and customers alike to become partners in success.
Perenic has won the Allstar Award for Best of the Best in OBM and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Women’s Business Enterprise Star Award. Recently, she was elected to the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council board of directors.
The regional finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced at the Michigan and Northwest Ohio awards celebration on June 23, 2022 at One Campus Martius in Detroit, Michigan.