The future is not granted. It is born from the imagination of entrepreneurs.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program, now in its 31st year, seeks those leaders who shape today’s ideas into tomorrow’s exceptional companies. Nominations for the 2017 program are now closed. Regional finalists will be announced in the coming weeks. Check back soon to see who the 2017 regional finalists will be.
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.
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Each spring, the business community comes together to celebrate regional semifinalists, finalists and winners. These honorees not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of the industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities.
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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.
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