Ernst & Young LLP wants bankers to nominate owners of rapidly growing small businesses for the accounting firm's Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

No fee is charged to make a nomination, but they must be received by April 3. Ernst & Young will present 47 awards to business owners in metropolitan markets.

Previous winners include the owners of Starbucks Corp., 1-800-Flowers Inc., and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Information about the contest can be found on the accounting firm's Web site,

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