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Route One Apparel founder a finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year award

Ernst & Young LLP announced Thursday that Ali von Paris, CEO and founder of Route One Apparel, has been named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Mid-Atlantic Award finalist.

Von Paris was selected by a panel of independent judges according to the criteria of entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

She founded Route One Apparel in 2010 while a student at University of Maryland and has grown the company that offers more than 3,000 unique Maryland-inspired products and holds official licensing agreements with National Bohemian, Old Bay, Utz, Domino Sugar, Hershey and more.

Regional award winners will be announced June 29. The regional winners will then be considered by the national independent judging panel and National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in June 2023.