The selection of the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs Of The Year for the Upper Midwest began, as always, with hundreds of suggestions, which in turn led to dozens of nominations. The panel of judges conducted interviews, narrowing the field to 25 finalist companies. From this group, the judges chose nine winning companies and their leaders, including our cover subject Amy Nelson of Accurate Home Care, who started working for herself at age 18 and never looked back.
In addition, this year’s award recipients include Christopher Policinski, CEO and president of Land O’Lakes, who was recognized with a master entrepreneur award.
Follow the links below to read the stories of the winners and the other finalists—each a successful entrepreneur who has uncovered hidden opportunities and driven notable growth.
The 2014 Entrepreneurs Of the Year were honored June 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. They are now candidates for the national Entrepreneur Of The Year awards, which will take place in November in Palm Springs, Calif. And regardless of the outcome this fall, we can certainly say that all of the regional finalists have built winning companies.