Online Business Systems: News – Sep 25, 2001

September 25, 2001

Chief Strategy Officer and
Founder of Online Business Systems

wins Entrepreneur of the Year

Chuck Loewen recognized as top entrepreneur in the Prairie Region E-Business category

Calgary, Alberta, September 25, 2001

Online Business Systems, an industry-focused technology and business consulting firm, today announces that Chuck Loewen, Chief Strategy Officer and
Founder of Online Business Systems, has been named Ernst & Young E-Business Prairie Entrepreneur of the Year. This award is given to individuals who exemplify entrepreneurialism of a world-class calibre demonstrating outstanding entrepreneurial talent and leadership.

Mr. Loewen paid tribute to his strong team “The success of our company is not an individual achievement but the culmination of the efforts of a highly skilled and unrivalled team with international vision. We believe we are uniquely positioned as one of North America’s
leading industry-focused technology and business consulting firms. It is an honor to be chosen as a recipient of this award.”

Online is experiencing steady growth due to a focus on specific industries, including agriculture, financial services, energy, forestry, and healthcare. Online has seen its business grow by approximately 1,000 per cent since 1994. The success of Online continues to be driven by a solid 15-year history of expanding growth, a focus on operations excellence, a desire to build strong relationships with its customers, and extraordinary commitment from the best and brightest talent in the IT industry.

“The qualities necessary to grow and sustain a successful business today, namely ingenuity, hard work, and perseverance, exist to the fullest in this year’s list of finalists,” says John Murphy, Director, Prairies Entrepreneur Of The Year program and Office Managing Partner, Calgary, Ernst & Young. “The spirit and drive of entrepreneurial talent in the Prairies Region is truly inspirational and crosses every sector of business.”

Online Business Systems is an industry-focused consulting firm, specializing in technology solutions for the Energy, Financial Services, Forest Products, Healthcare, and Agriculture industries. Online combines industry expertise with leading-edge information technology to create business solutions for clients in North America. With facilities in Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Portland, Atlanta, Hartford, and Minneapolis, Online is one of North America’s leading business consulting firms. Through numerous business and technology awards, Online’s success has been recognized by international companies such as Deloitte and Touche, Arthur Andersen, Vision-Software, as well as Canada’s Business Development Bank, CATAAlliance, The National Post and Financial Post Magazine.

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