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Andrea Cohen of HouseWorks Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New England Award Semifinalist

Boston, MA, April 26, 2011 HouseWorks (, a Newton, MA and Bethesda, MD based company that provides innovative home care services for seniors, today announced that its CEO and Co-Founder Andrea Cohen is among the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New England Award semifinalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. 13, 2011.

Andrea Cohen was selected as a semifinalist from nearly 60 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15, 2011 at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel.

Said Andrea Cohen, “I am honored to be among the semifinalists. It means a lot to me that Ernst & Young recognizes HouseWorks’ expertise, focus on service, and innovative approach to helping seniors age in place. HouseWorks has raised the industry bar by drawing on our four strengths: insight into what seniors want now and what aging boomers will demand in the future; an evidence-based, entrepreneurial approach to in-home care; a conservative growth strategy outside of the Boston market; and visionary leadership.”

Said Gary Oberstein, Managing Partner at Nixon Peabody, who nominated Cohen for the award, “Andrea’s passion for what she does has been the driving force behind HouseWorks’ success. In working closely together with Andrea, it is evident that she embodies what this award is all about. I am pleased to nominate Andrea for this recognition.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award.

Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9

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