STEVEN B. TANGER RECEIVES AWARD: Steven B. Tanger, president and chief executive officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., has received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the hospitality and retail category for the Southeast region covering Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Ernst & Young said the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstate excellence in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“The entrepreneurial spirit has been an integral part of our company’s DNA ever since my father, Stanly K. Tanger, opened the first ever outlet center over 32 years ago,” Tanger said.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has a portfolio of 44 upscale outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Canada, and over 44,000 jobs have been created in the communities that the company serves.
The award for the Southeast region qualifies Tanger for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 National Award, set for Nov. 15.