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Welcome to the Pacific Northwest program

EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® program is now in its 31st year and seeking those leaders who shape today’s ideas and turn them into tomorrow’s exceptional companies.

The future is not granted. It is born from the imagination of entrepreneurs. If you are a successful entrepreneur or have been inspired by an enterprising trailblazer, we invite you to submit a nomination to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 program.

Apply or suggest an entrepreneur today!
Deadline for entries: March 10, 2017.

Click here to learn how EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award winners outperform and outlast the competition.


Key program dates

Applications accepted
December 1, 2016–March 10, 2017

Nominee selection status update
March 28, 2017

On-site interviews at selected nominee’s place of business
March 29, 2017-April 14, 2017

Judging panel interview at EY Seattle and voting
April 20, 2017

Program Finalists notified
April 24, 2017

Finalist filming and receptions
May 11, 2017 (Seattle filming)
May 17, 2017 (Portland filming and evening reception)
May 18, 2017 (Seattle filming and evening reception)

Pacific Northwest Regional awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue
June 9, 2017

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 15-19, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

News Articles

EY searches for visionary trailblazers in the Pacific Northwest. Applications open for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award. (January 17, 2017) Press Release

KING TV (June 21, 2016) – Ernst & Young recognizes entrepreneurs. Link

The Seattle Times (June 20, 2016) – 6 Seattle-area leaders named Entrepreneur of the Year. Link

Portland Business Journal (June 20, 2016) – Two Portland execs named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year. Link

Portland Business Journal (June 9, 2015) – 3 Oregon business aces land Entrepreneur of the Year honors. Link

Click here for more news articles

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Pacific Northwest award recipients. Click here for a full list of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

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Greg Beams
Program Director

Photo Sue Borgman

Sue Borgman
Program Director

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Cara Lewallen
Program Manager
+1 206 262 7140

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Elizabeth Loulan
Assistant Program Manager
+1 503 721 7312

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Jamie Miller Rodriguez
Pacific Northwest
Program Coordinator
+1 408 947 4912