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Welcome to the Upper 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 reception
May 12, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN

Awards gala
Thursday, June 8, 2017
JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
2141 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN 55425

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 Upper Midwest award recipients. Click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

Upper Midwest 2017 Award Recipients

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Contact us

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

Upper Midwest Program Manager Jim Kowitz

Jim Kowitz
Upper Midwest
Program Manager
+1 612 371 8301

Upper Midwest Partner host Dominic Iannazzo

Dominic Iannazzo
Upper Midwest
Partner host

Upper Midwest Partner host Joe McCarney

Joe McCarney
Upper Midwest
Partner host