Nancy Lyons, Clockwork CEO, was one of 24 leaders named as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2015 Upper Midwest award. The individuals were selected for their demonstration of excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“The finalists on this list are all inspiring and I am thrilled to be in such good company,” Lyons commented. “We all work hard to create and foster thriving working environments and advance our industries. And most importantly, I think it’s fantastic that EY amplifies innovation and brilliance happening at regional levels — cities, states, and communities all win when local leaders are recognized for their contributions.”

The business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. The award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 10, 2015.

The Upper Midwest program includes companies based in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Collectively, this year’s finalists generated more than $2.1 billion in revenue and provided over 7,000 jobs by the end of 2014.

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