|[June 11, 2014]
EY Announces Winners for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Upper Midwest Award
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
EY has announced the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award
in the Upper Midwest. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected
by an independent judging panel made up of regional business leaders.
The winners were revealed at a black-tie gala on Wednesday, June 11,
2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for the past 28 years," said
Todd Papa, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for the Upper
Midwest. "These business leaders are accomplished entrepreneurs who have
contributed a tremendous amount to our communities."
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Upper Midwest Award winners are:
Amy Nelson, Founder and CEO, Accurate Home Care (Otsego, Minnesota)
Thomas Ahern, CEO, and Robert Coughlan, Principal, Capstone (News - Alert) (North
Matthew Dornquast, Co-Founder and CEO, Code42 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Eric McDonald, CEO, DocuTAP (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
Greg Thrasher, President, and Nancy Thrasher, Vice President,
Foundation Supportworks, Inc. (La Vista, Nebraska)
Chip Pearson, Managing Partner and Co-CEO, and Zach Halmstad, Founder
and Co-CEO, JAMF Software (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Scott Litman, Managing Partner, and Dan Mallin, Managing Partner,
Magnet 360 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Brenton Hayden, Founder and CEO, Renters Warehouse (Minnetonka,
Van Miller, CEO, VGM Group, Inc. (Waterloo, Iowa)
In addition to recognizing the regional award winners, Christopher
Policinski, CEO of Land O'Lakes, was presented with the EY Entrepreneur
Of The Year Master Entrepreneur award for his sustained business and
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program honors entrepreneurs regionally in
June, leading up to the national awards in November. The Entrepreneur Of
The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on o compete for the
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monte Carlo.
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business
leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY
Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program. Award winners in several
national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National
Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in
Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the
culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the
nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are
sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman (News - Alert) Foundation
and SAP America. In the Upper Midwest, sponsors include Faegre Baker
Daniels, BMO Harris, PadillaCRT, Merrill Datasite and Twin Cities
Business magazine. Local sponsors include SALO, Lockton Companies,
Pohlad (News - Alert) Family Capital Fund LLC and The Big Picture.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The
Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.
The unique award 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 award 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 more than 145 cities in
more than 60 countries.
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