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Welcome to the Pacific Northwest program

Announcing finalists!

Congratulations to this year’s Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists in the Pacific Northwest! Now celebrating its 31st year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

These business leaders were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Winners will be announced at a black tie Awards Gala on Friday, June 9, with over 500 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

Click here to see the full list of finalists

Click here for more information on the Awards Gala


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

GeekWire (April 26, 2017) – Here are the 21 finalists in EY’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year competition Link

Puget Sound Business Journal (April 24, 2017) – EY announces that Eric Burns of Panopto is an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Link

Puget Sound Business Journal (April 24, 2017) – EY announces John Figueroa and Mark Peterson of Genoa Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award finalists in the Pacific Northwest. Link

Portland Business Journal (April 24, 2017) – 7 finalists at 6 companies named to Entrepreneur of the Year PNW program. Link

EY announces the 2017 Finalists! (January 17, 2017) Press Release

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

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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