By COLlive reporter
Lubavitch fashion designer David Schottenstein was announced Thursday as the recipient of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for South Central Ohio and Kentucky.
Schottenstein, founder and CEO of Astor & Black’s Custom Clothiers, received the honor at an awards gala in Cincinnati.
“I am proud to accept the award on behalf of the hard work and dedicated team at Astor & Black Custom Clothiers,” said Schottenstein, 25, who donates to Chabad of Long Island City, Mayanot Yeshiva in Jerusalem and Rabbi Yossi Jacobson‘s online classes.
A former Yeshiva student of Crown Heights, he founded the men’s suit company in 2004 which quickly grew into an international organization, featuring representatives across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
His clientele includes Greg Oden and Alonzo Mourning, Brady Quinn and other professional athletes who buy custom suits like they’re T-shirts.
Schottenstein was the winner in the Emerging Business category whose nominees were selected by a regional and national panel of judges, which include entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from academia, business, and the media.
He will now be considered for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year national award which will be announced this November in Palm Springs, California.
Schottenstein is married to Eda (daughter of Montreal Shliach Rabbi Yisroel Sirota) and has two children.