In early July, Ernst and Young announced the 2013 Prairies Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists and we are thrilled that Blunt’s client Rockwood Custom Homes’ president Allison Grafton was amongst the honoured few to make the cut. The announcement marks 20 years of shining the spotlight on leading entrepreneurs revving the job creation engine across Canada and around the world.

Selected as a finalist in the real estate and construction sector, Allison is up against some stiff competition. The sole woman and sole Calgarian in her category, her fellow nominees are Jerry Naqvi from Cameron Development Corporation, Reza Nasseri from Landmark Group of Builders and Sean Rayner from Vets Sheet Metal (all from Edmonton).

Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere and the Canadian program is in its 20th year of honouring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.

The Prairies winners will be announced at a gala on 17 October. The overall winner will represent the region at the national gala held in Toronto on 27 November.

Blunt Strategic is proud to be the PR firm of record for Rockwood Custom Homes and completed the application for the E&Y honor, as well as giving Allison media training and providing interview prep. Good luck, Allison!

For more information about the awards and this year’s full list of finalists in all categories visit: