LONG BEACH, Calif.--(ETA Advertising, has been recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s third annual Amazing Women Awards. The prestigious Sept. 12 gala, held at the Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood, honored six category winners from among 18 finalists nominated by Press-Telegram readers. A nine-judge panel selected the finalists and then one winner from categories, including Art, Athletics, Education, Volunteerism, Healthcare and Entrepreneurship.)--Cindy Allen, founder and president of Long Beach-based
“I am so thrilled to be recognized by Press-Telegram readers and included alongside five inspirational women”
“I am so thrilled to be recognized by Press-Telegram readers and included alongside five inspirational women,” said Allen. “The women with whom I share this honor represent perseverance, courage and excellence – traits I have tried to infuse into ETA Advertising, and while I remain deeply proud of this award, I’m also profoundly moved by the spirit reflected in all its winners.”
In the Entrepreneurship category, Allen was recognized as a visionary – with impressive achievements in marketing, government, management and public affairs. She’s been described as confident and articulate – with an ability to maintain meaningful partnerships and leverage unique experiences. In fact, her role as a business woman is a byproduct of the many rich experiences she has accumulated throughout her life.
Allen began her career with a short stint as a Marine followed by 10 years as a Long Beach police officer. In 2005, she founded ETA – built on a foundation of teamwork and consummate attention to philanthropy. Today, she encourages her staff to give back to the community and has taken employees to her home state of Kentucky to assist the impoverished in Appalachia. Her well-rounded background and deep-rooted values have yielded success in business and in life outside the boardroom.
ETA is a full-service advertising and marketing agency, offering a wide variety of services to meet the needs of clients regionally and nationwide. As one of the fastest-growing advertising firms in Southern California, the company continues to build extensive credentials in a variety of industries, including real estate, entertainment, government, health and beauty and retail. ETA has distinguished itself as an agency capable of taking on complex, multi-million-dollar projects while delivering measurable results and maintaining the kind of day-to-day senior-level client relationships and accountabilities more common to a boutique operation.