George Goldfarb named Business Person of Year
Duluth News Tribune (MN) -
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The chief operating officer of the clothing seller
Maurices was honored on Wednesday as Duluth’s Business Person of the Year.
George Goldfarb, who is also executive vice president of the
company, became chief operating officer in 2009 after seven years as senior
vice president and chief financial officer.
The award, along with five entrepreneurial success awards and two recognition
awards, was announced during the 18th annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial
Success Awards luncheon.
Goldfarb , who has been associated with Maurices for more
than 20 years, oversees finance and accounting, real estate, store design,
facilities, logistics and purchasing, and also has management responsibility
for information technology, store operations and human resources.
Goldfarb worked in public accounting before joining
Maurices. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of
The award, in its 40th year, honors a person “who is a leader in business and
whose actions have demonstrated ethics, integrity, contributions to the
community, effective business practices, and can serve as a role model for
our students,”according to a news release from the UMD Labovitz School of
Business and Economics.
The Entrepreneurial Success Awards are sponsored by UMD’s Center for Economic
Development. Recipients were chosen from 29 nominees from the Twin Ports and
the Arrowhead region.
-- Micro-Entrepreneur: Up North Stone Inc. — Michelle Gunderson and Angel
-- Emerging Entrepreneur: Dynamic Structural Steel — Jason Erickson, Proctor
-- Established Entrepreneur: Dockside Fish Market of Grand Marais — Shele and
Harley Toftey, Grand Marais
-- Mature Entrepreneur: Disability Specialists Inc. — Tom Ehrbright, Cook
-- Innovation: S-O-S Inc. On Line Leak Sealing — Jim Carter, Duluth
Recognition awards were presented to:
-- Entrepreneurial Leadership: Sandford C. Hoff
-- Entrepreneurial Achievement: Jack H. LaVoy