Andrew Samuel Announced as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Philadelphia Award Finalist by EY

 Celebrating the 35th class of unstoppable entrepreneurs who transform Greater Philadelphia and beyond. 

LINKBANK is excited to announce that Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has named CEO Andrew Samuel an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Philadelphia Award finalist. 

Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity, and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond. 

Samuel was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on July 27, 2021 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. 

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation, and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world. 

“It is an honor to represent LINKBANK among such an accomplished and impactful group of entrepreneurial individuals and organizations”, said Samuel, “Our entire team is energized by the opportunity we have to apply an innovative and relationship-driven approach to community banking in support of like-minded entrepreneurs.” 

LINKBANK is a community bank rooted in South Central PA with a simple yet strong mission; to positively impact lives. With a strong entrepreneurial mindset, the bank and its leadership team are drawn towards new opportunities and rapid growth. Fostering authentic and personal relationships, LINKBANK has grown at an exponential rate since its opening in late 2018. 

Regional aware winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. 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 2022. 


LINKBANK was formed in 2018 with a mission to positively impact lives through community banking. It is a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank delivering highly personalized services to individuals, families, nonprofit and business clients throughout Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. At March 31, 2021, LINKBANK had approximately $421 million in total assets. LINKBANK is a subsidiary of LINKBANCORP, Inc. LINKBANCORP, Inc. common stock is traded over the counter (OTC Pink) under the symbol “LNKB.” To learn more visit: 

About Entrepreneur Of The Year® 

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. 


Nicole Ulmer

Corporate and Investor Relations Officer



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