Bizzarro: State citation awarded to local entrepreneur
ERIE, July 7 – State Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro, D-Erie, said he is pleased to honor Dr. Wei-Shin Lai with a House of Representatives citation for her recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded annually by Ernst & Young.
Lai, CEO of AcousticSheep LLC, was presented with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in the Retail and Consumer Products category in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region.
“Our community is very proud of Dr. Lai’s recent accomplishments. This citation is just one way of showing that her recognition was not only noticed, but also applauded by everyone in Erie, as well as the House of Representatives,” Bizzarro said.
After winning the regional award, Lai is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year national award, hosted in Palm Springs, Calif., in November.
“It is great knowing that so much innovation and creative thinking is happening within the Third District. We are very pleased to have Acoustic Sheep headquartered right up the road from us, and wish nothing but continued success for Dr. Lai and her colleagues.”
AcousticSheep is an Erie-based company which strives to “create a world of happy, healthy and well-rested people with its comfortable headphones, allowing for easy sleep and enjoyable exercise. The company was formed in 2007 by Lai and her husband.