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2013 Upper Midwest finalists

Each of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 finalists fulfilled a dream by turning a visionary idea into a successful enterprise. Now its time to recognize them for their achievements and see who will take home top honors.

Lifetime Achievement Honoree

Randall Hogan
Pentair
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 

Upper Midwest Finalists

Brian Kueppers
Apex Information Technologies
St. Paul, Minnesota

David Kristal
Augeo Marketing
St. Paul, Minnesota

Matthew Dornquast
Code 42 Software Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

John Barrow
Coolibar, Inc.
St. Louis Park, Minnesota


Michael LeJeune
Fabcon Precast, LLC
Savage, Minnesota

Jerry Foster
Foster Group
West Des Moines, Iowa

Douglas Milroy
G&K Services, Inc.
Minnetonka, Minnesota

Bob Gardner
Gardner Builders
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dawn Ainger
Genova Technologies
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Doug Nielsen
Hayneedle Inc.
Omaha, Nebraska

Megan Tamte
Hot Mama
Edina, Minnesota

Thomas Salonek
Intertech, Inc.
Eagan, Minnesota

Bruce Lehrman
Involta, LLC
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Chip Pearson and
Zach Halmstad

JAMF Software
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kenny Nelson
KLN Family Brands
Perham, Minnesota

Jim Masterson
LightEdge Solutions
Des Moines, Iowa

James Arthaud
MBI Energy Services, Inc.
Belfield, North Dakota

Tashitaa Tufaa
Metropolitan Transportation
Network, Inc.
Fridley, Minnesota

David Lenzmeier
Milk Specialties Global
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Craig Kruckeberg
Minimizer
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

Bruce Simon
Omaha Steaks
Omaha, Nebraska

Brad Rixmann
Pawn America
Burnsville, Minnesota

Alan Bignall
ReconRobotics, Inc.
Edina, Minnesota

Brenton Hayden
Renters Warehouse
Minnetonka, Minnesota

Jon Troen
Rock Communications and Colorfx
Newton, Iowa

Mike Derheim
The Nerdery
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thomas Auth
Vomela Specialty Company
St. Paul, Minnesota