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Entrepreneur awards will be announced tonight
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Forty Utahns representing 27 companies are finalists for the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

The winners will be announced at a sold-out gala at the Salt Palace Convention Center that begins at 6:30 tonight. More than 1,200 people are expected to attend.

Candidates also are being considered for honors in eight other categories.

Utah region finalists are:

Bette Gibson » Academy for Creating Enterprise

Stephen Gibson » Academy for Creating Enterprise

Alison Chuntz » Alison's Pantry

Keith Moeller » American Biotech Labs

Scott Moeller » American Biotech Labs

Jessica Norie » Artspace

Scott Johnson » AtTask Inc.

Jeff Anderson », Audio Enhancement

Marc Bingham » Blue Diamond Capital

Matthew Heaton » BlueHost

Ryan DeLuca » Bodybuilding.com LLC

Andrea Anaya » Career Step

Kate Maloney » Costume Craze

Charles Freedman » DownEast Outfitters

Jonathan Freedman » DownEast Outfitters

William Freedman » DownEast Outfitters

David Flynn » Fusion-io

Rick White » Fusion-io

Dallin Larsen » MonaVie

Sylvia Medina » North Wind

Jay Beam » OrangeSoda

Douglas Sayer » Premier Technology

Gary Goodrich » Pro-Pay

Chris Jensen » Pro-Pay

Richard Sorensen » Pro-Pay

Kody Bateman » SendOutCards

Eric Laver » SendOutCards

James Higgins » Smile Reminder

Charley Johnson » SnugZ USA

Brandon Mackay » SnugZ USA

Steve Bain » Spring Mobile/Simply Mac

Jason Ellis » Spring Mobile/Simply Mac

Richard Reese » Standard Plumbing Supply

Matt Minkevitch » The Road Home

Inger Erickson » Uppercase Living

Jeff Wilson » Uppercase Living

David Wadman » Wadman Corp.

Robert Pedersen » ZAGG

Most finalists were self-nominated or were recommended by sponsors of the award.

Sponsors are the Deseret News , Digital Bytes, Diversified Insurance Brokers, Scherzer International, Spring2 Technology, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, The Summit Group and Utah Business magazine.

The Utah winner will be eligible for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year national award.

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