Amy Rees Anderson (formerly Amy Rees Lewis), CEO of MediConnect Global, today said the key to becoming great in business is to surround yourself with greatness at a luncheon held in her honor as the MountainWest Capitol Network’s 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year. Ms. Anderson is the first woman entrepreneur to receive the award.,

“Education, research, data, and spreadsheets are all great things,” said Ms. Anderson during her acceptance speech. “But in the end, you should listen to the people who have been there, done that, made the mistakes, and learned what actually works firsthand.”

Most people give up on the threshold of succeeding. “Successful people just don’t give up,” she said. “They keep trying different approaches to achieving their outcomes until they finally get the results they want.

Ms. Anderson spoke before an audience of approximately 200 business and community leaders.

“It is a tremendous accomplishment for Amy to win this prestigious award from MWCN,” said James Lee Sorenson, world-renowned entrepreneur and MediConnect chairman of the board. “She has led MediConnect’s progress from a struggling yet promising small U.S. company to a growing and thriving global organization.”

Each year the MountainWest Capital Network recognizes a Utah business executive who has built a successful Utah-based company, and inspired others to participate in the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.

“Amy is a powerful leader in the business community, whose impact goes far beyond her own industry or the community,” said Devin Thorpe, MWCN president. “She is an inspiring example to entrepreneurs from all walks of life.”

As the first woman recipient of the award, she reiterates the award is a reflection on the entire team at MediConnect Global. She continually looks forward to sharing her expertise with other people, and especially hopes the award will inspire other people to have a passion for entrepreneurship.

Under Ms. Anderson’s direction, MediConnect launched an aggressive domestic and international expansion and posted four consecutive years of record sales growth more than doubling revenues year over year.

MediConnect Global, Inc. is the leading medical records retrieval, scanning and storage services provider. For more information, please visit ( or call (801) 545-3700.

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