The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected from a strong pool of nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 14, 2012, at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis.
The Upper Midwest region includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. We were excited to hear that 17 of the 26 finalists are from Minnesota. Our winters may be rough, but we sure do have a lot of talent!
We'd like to extend a big Congratulations to all of the finalists! The full list can be seen here.