A number of entrepreneurs in West Michigan have been named finalists for the regional 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.
There were 41 finalists named last month in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region, and 11 hail from West Michigan.
West Michigan finalists
John Lowery, Applied Imaging, Grand Rapids
Meredith Bronk, Open Systems Technologies, Grand Rapids
Ron Alvesteffer, Service Express, Inc., Grand Rapids
Tom Cronkright and Lawrence Duthler, Sun Title Agency, Grand Rapids
Milton Moore, IP Consulting, Kentwood
Cory Steeby and Pat LeBlanc, EBW Electronics, Holland
Mark Jones and David Gahm, AmeriFirst Home Mortgage, Kalamazoo
Michael VandeMaele, Pro Services, Inc., Portage
EY Entrepreneur of the Year program
Regional winners will be announced at an awards gala on June 23 at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Regional award winners will be eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year national award, with national winners announced during a gala in Palm Springs, California on Nov. 19.
Finalists were chosen by a panel of judges, who seek to recognize entrepreneurs who demonstrate success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Other regional finalists
Dale Watchowski, American House Senior Living Communities, Bloomfield Hills
Fred Perenic and Lynn Perenic, The Argent Group, Plymouth
Dr. Shri Thanedar, Avomeen Analytical Services, Ann Arbor
Richard Broder, Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services, Birmingham
Jinny Bromberg, Bromberg & Associates, Hamtramck
Paula Tompkins, ChannelNet, Dearborn
Martin Rosenau, CrossFire Group, Auburn Hills
Adrienne Way, Edcor Data Services, Troy
Dan Musser, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
Wesley Mathews, High Level Marketing, West Bloomfield
Lon Offenbacher, Inteva Products, Troy
Donald Hicks, LLamasoft, Ann Arbor
Julia Owens, Millendo Therapeutics, Ann Arbor
Laurent Bresson, Nexteer Automotive, Saginaw
Ronia Kruse, OpTech, Troy
John Pigott and Randy Oostra, ProMedica/ProMedica Innovations, Toledo, Ohio
Amy Peterson and Diana Russell, Rebel Nell, Detroit
Ravi Vallem, Reliable Software Resources, Northville
Christopher Rizik, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, Ann Arbor
Michael Jennings, Secure-24, Southfield
Royce Neubauer, Service First Logistics, Auburn Hills
Jack Weiner, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac
Molly MacDonald, The Pink Fund, Bloomfield Hills
James Richards, Total Security Solutions, Fowlerville
Daniel Ross, TransPharm Preclinical Solutions, Jackson