Meet the Heartland finalists

Congratulations to our region’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 finalists, who were selected by a panel of independent judges based on their demonstration of long term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Regional award winners will be announced in June 2022.

[ Watch the replay of the event ]Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Florida finalists. We recognized the achievements of these unstoppable entrepreneurs during a virtual awards celebration on Thursday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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Byron Whetstone | American Direct | Lenexa, Kansas

Sam Anderson | Bay & Bay | Eagan, Minnesota

Jeff Crivello | BBQ Holdings, Inc. | Hopkins, Minnesota

Greg Siwak | CareVet |  Clayton, Missouri

Josiah Cox | Central States Water Resources | St. Louis, Missouri

Dave Perrill | Compute North | Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Dr. Subodh Kulkarni | CyberOptics Corporation | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jay Kim | DataLocker | Overland Park, Kansas

Barry McCarthy | Deluxe | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Todd Keske | Foam Supplies, Inc. | Earth City, Missouri

Scott Lien | GrandPad | Hopkins, Minnesota

Lili Hall | KNOCK, inc | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Christine Lantinen | Maud Borup Inc. | Plymouth, Minnesota

Aaron Shilts | NetSPI, LLC | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thompson Aderinkomi | Nice Healthcare Management Company, Inc. | Roseville, Minnesota

Clifton Kaehler | Novel Energy Solutions, LLC | Saint Paul, Minnesota

David Saber | Park State Bank | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tyrre Burks | Player's Health | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brian Murray | Ryan Companies, Inc. | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eric Hall and Rita Katona | So Good So You | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Barry Nordstrand | Solutran | Plymouth, Minnesota

Chad Hetherington | The Stable Group LLC | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brian Weaver | Torch.AI | Leawood, Kansas

Chris Metz | Vista Outdoor | Anoka, Minnesota

Austin Mac Nab | VizyPay | Waukee, Iowa

Jason Von Bank | Wellbeats | Golden Valley, Minnesota

Bret Weiss | WSB | Golden Valley, Minnesota