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18 finalists have been announced for the Minnesota and Dakotas region with the winner to be announced June 19th, 2007. The finalists are:


-Daniel Murphy, Chairman and CEO, Alliant Techsystems, Inc. 

-Dr. Bonnie Lee Baskin, CEO, AppTec 

-Deborah Ann Callahan, Chairman, President and Founder, Corporate Travel Solutions 

-Jack Dalrymple, Chairman, Dakota Growers Pasta Company 

-Michael Lacy, President and CEO, Digineer, Inc. 

-Reid MacDonald, President and CEO, Faribault Foods, Inc. 

-Gregory Gartner, President, Gartner Studios, Inc. 

-Steve Wagenheim, President and CEO, Granite City Food & Brewery 

-Melanie Ann Nelson, Chairman, President and Founder, Learning Zone Express 

-Scott Bakken, President-Partner, MainTrax, LLC 

-Dennis Lee, President and CEO and Tim Porth, Executive Vice President, Octane Fitness 

-John Olson, CEO, OLSON 

-William Jeatran, CEO, RJF Agencies, Inc. 

-William Jurewicz, CEO, space150 

-Archie Black, President and CEO, SPS Commerce 

-Dan Rice, CEO and Founder, Strategic Fundraising, Inc. 

-Gordon Ommen, President, CEO and Chairman, U.S. BioEnergy 

-Dennis Doyle, CEO, Welshco, LLC 


Regional winners are eligible for the national awards, which will be announced November 17, 2007. This is the 21st year Ernst & Young have recognized in areas of innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.


More information can be found by clicking Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) Awards Program.



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