MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce today the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in the Upper Midwest. This group of exceptional entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders. The winners will be revealed at a gala event on June 5, 2008 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis.
“These finalists are the best of the best, embodying the unique spirit of entrepreneurism,” said Bill Miller, Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Markets Partner for the Upper Midwest. “They positively impact our region in a major way, through jobs, community growth and development and innovation. Ernst & Young is proud to salute them.”
The Upper Midwest finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2008 are:
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors. In the Upper Midwest, sponsors include Faegre & Benson LLP, Clifton Gunderson LLP, and Twin Cities Business as regional sponsors, and Padilla Speer Beardsley, Milwaukee Business Journal, and Marquette University as local sponsors.
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About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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 award of its kind, Ernst & Young 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 more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
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