Earlier this week, The Ville Voice ran a story claiming that Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer was not named one of Inc. Magazine‘s 1990 Entrepreneurs Of The Year, which the post says is contrary to what the candidate says. Later, another post says Fischer did in fact win an award (along with his father and brother), sponsored by Inc. Magazine, Business First, Merrill Lynch and Ernst & Young. Fischer is in the Ernst & Young database as an award winner.

The Fischer Campaign has responded, saying this award is an entrepreneur of the year award from/sponsored by Inc. (among others) and given to the Fischers.

So it appears that no, Greg Fischer did not win the national Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year award, but he did win an Entrepreneur of the Year award affiliated with Inc. Fischer’s spokesperson says this is in line with Fischer’s previous statements, and the candidate does not claim to have won the national award. The Fischers/SerVend did win a regional Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year, and the campaign sent scanned pages from a 1990 Business First supplement as proof (see below).

If you read (it’s hard since this is a lo-res copy) the last paragraph of the first page article, it says:

The finalists are in the running for the title of U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year. The national winner will be featured in Inc’s cover story in January 1991.


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