CT Executive Transportation Firm Named as Finalist for Prestigious Award

November 13, 2007   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) Norwalk, CT, November 13, 2007 – Teddy’s Transportation System, Inc. (www.teddyslimousine.com), a leader in providing limousine services for executives and business travelers, has been named as one of nine finalists for the University of Connecticut Family Business of the Year Award. The prestigious award that recognizes and honors family businesses that embody core family values and American free enterprise will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the University of Connecticut’s Lewis B. Rome Ballroom on the Storrs campus on Wednesday, November 14th.

“We are truly honored to be considered for this award,” said Teddy’s president and CEO Charles Wisniewski. “Family is extremely important to us, and family businesses are a vital component to our state’s economy.”

Each year, over 300 business owners, entrepreneurs, academicians, and industry experts join the UConn Family Business Program in paying tribute to Connecticut’s most successful family firms through the Connecticut Family Business of the Year Awards. Held each November, the ceremony recognizes successful small, medium, and large-sized businesses. Winners are chosen by a panel of outside judges and are evaluated for:
• Business success
• Positive family and business linkage
• Multi-generational family involvement
• Dynamic contributions to community and industry
• Innovative business practices or strategies.

For 75 years, Teddy’s has been a steadfast industry leader. Their success has been clearly demonstrated with impressive revenue growth, and future expansion will include offering addition services to clients and expanding its Connecticut base. Recently, Teddy’s has become a charter member of the Limousine Environmental Action Partnership as part of its ongoing environmentally-responsible business model and is now proud to announce that it is 100% carbon free.

About Teddy’s Transportation System, Inc.
Founded in 1932 as “Teddy’s Taxi” by Golden Globes boxer Leo “Teddy” Tedesco, the company was renamed Teddy’s Transportation System, Inc. after being purchased by Ted and Shelly Wisniewski in the 1970’s. Today, the Norwalk, Connecticut based chauffeured ground transportation service provider specializes in corporate travel, special events, and business meetings and provides a meticulously maintained fleet of late model sedans, SUVs, limousines, and executive vans. Teddy’s Transportation System, Inc. will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of continuous Wisniewski family management in 2008. For more information on Teddys’ Transportation System, Inc., go to www.teddyslimousine.com

About the University of Connecticut Family Business Program
Drawing from the academic backbone of the nationally ranked University of Connecticut’s School of Business and the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI), the mission of the UConn Family Business Program is to enhance the success for businesses, families, and individuals by providing exceptional resources and opportunities and help them make significant advances in functions related to strategy, increased complexity, organizational structure, management practices, and succession planning.

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