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EY Announces Steve Kohn of Broadway Industries as an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2021 New Jersey Award Finalist

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Celebrating the 35th class of unstoppable entrepreneurs who transform New Jersey and beyond

Monroe, Township NJ – July 1, 2021 – Broadway Industries, a third-generation family-owned manufacturer of paper and plastic packaging products, announced that Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) named Steve Kohn, President of Broadway Industries, as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2021 New Jersey Award. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond.

As one of 33 finalists selected by a panel of independent judges, Kohn says he’s honored to be included in one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

Steve Kohn joined Broadway Industries in 1998 after gaining invaluable experience in the software, entertainment, consulting and accounting industries. For the past 23 years, Kohn and his team have continuously created novel twists on commodity paper and plastic packaging products . To protect the company’s intellectual property ideas, Broadway has so far filed 40 patent applications, 15 of which have already issued. “You never know unless you try,” said Kohn. “My dad always encouraged me to take risks, to dream, and to seek ways to disrupt markets through continuous innovation, and that is what I continue to do.”

As an industry leader, Broadway focuses on green initiatives and giving back. Most products produced are 100% recyclable and reusable and the company recently launched new paper and plastic product lines made with a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content. Broadway Industries also donates a portion of the revenue from select product lines to multiple charities and foundations.

Kohn’s upbringing, tenacity and drive have allowed him to set the tone for recruiting the right people for Broadway. He believes differences are what makes a company strong. Ideas and creativity can come from anyone at the company and Kohn encourages that type of culture.

About Broadway Industries
Broadway Industries is a third-generation, family-owned manufacturer and distributor of paper and plastic packaging products. Since its inception in 1945, Broadway has grown into a full-service provider of packaging solutions for the moving and storage, hardware and home improvement, healthcare, grocery, food service and textiles industries. Broadway Industries has a strong focus on sustainability and offers eco-friendly, recyclable and reusable products. Broadway has manufacturing and distribution centers on the East and West Coasts. For more information, visit

About EY
EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available via EY member firms do not practice law where prohibited by local laws. For more information about our organization, please visit

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

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