Welcome to the Central 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.
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Entrepreneur Of The Year US Award winners have founded and built some of the world’s most enduring companies — surpassing US market performance in terms of revenue growth, job creation and longevity. By developing innovative solutions to the most vexing challenges of 21st century business, these award-winning entrepreneurs personify what it means to see past the present to define the future.
Key program dates
March 10, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 16, 2017 | Kansas City, MO
May 17, 2017 | St. Louis, MO
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
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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Benefits to participating in the Entrepreneur Of The Year program
Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.
Frequently asked questions
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Meet the winners
Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Central Midwest award recipients. click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.