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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.


Key program dates

Nominations deadline
March 10, 2017

Finalists announced
April 20, 2017

Finalist receptions
May 16, 2017 | Kansas City, MO
May 17, 2017 | St. Louis, MO

Awards gala
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

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.

Central Midwest 2017 Award Winners

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Contact us

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


Jim Kowitz
Program Manager
+1 612 371 8301

Central Midwest Partner host Scott McVicker

Scott McVicker
Kansas City, Missouri
Partner host

Central Midwest Partner host Tim Fagan

Tim Fagan
St. Louis, Missouri
Partner host