Today, EY announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017
Award in the Central Midwest. The awards program recognizes
entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial
performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges.
Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 8 in
The Upper Midwest program includes companies based in Minnesota, Iowa,
Nebraska and the Dakotas. Collectively, this year's finalists generated
nearly $7 billion in revenue and they employed over 10,000 people by the
end of 2016.
The finalists are:
"EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for over 30 years," said
Dominic Iannazzo, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for the
Upper Midwest. "These business leaders are accomplished entrepreneurs
who have contributed a tremendous amount to the community."
Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business
leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the
Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several
national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall
National Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year
National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2017.
The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™,
the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading
companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves
on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in
SponsorsFounded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The
Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the U.S. by SAP America, Merrill
Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Upper Midwest, region sponsors include Padilla, Twin Cities
Business, Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, Salo, Lockton, Pohlad
Companies and ThreeBridge Solutions.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®Entrepreneur
Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world's most prestigious
business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent
panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from
business, finance and the local community. The program makes a
difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among
those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who
inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the
first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of
The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful,
growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional,
national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60
countries. For more information, visit ey.com/eoy.
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Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of
high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we've helped many of the
world's most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders.
Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage,
venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive
experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed.
For more information, please visit us at ey.com/sgm
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economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to
deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play
a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for
our clients and for our communities.
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