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Welcome to the Midwest program

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Awards season is now over, and we want to congratulate all of the regional winners, the most dynamic entrepreneurs forging a better future. We are excited to honor the 2017 class and their many significant achievements, featured here, because these are the men and women who create the products, services and jobs that help our economy and communities grow — and encourage others to follow their lead.

Nominations for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Awards will open January 1, 2018.


Key program dates

Nominations deadline
March 10, 2017

Finalists announced
April 20, 2017

Finalist reception
May 9, 2017 | Chicago, IL

Awards gala
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 15-19, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Contact us

Have a question about our program? We'd love to hear from you!


Jennifer Delagrange
Program Manager
Chicago, Illinois
+1 312 879 5046

Midwest Partner Ryan Butman

Ryan Butman
Chicago, Illinois ryan.butman@ey.com

Midwest Partner Shawn Puecher

Shawn Puechner
Milwaukee, Wisconsin