Larry Koop and Ken Friesen, Co-Owners, Alliance Concrete Pumps Inc.Emerging Entrepreneurs Winner 2007.Click here for the article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Larry Koop and Ken Friesen, Co-Owners, Alliance Concrete Pumps Inc.Emerging Entrepreneurs Winner 2007.Click here for the article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Tracy Gray & Suzanne Mick, Co-owners, Discover Wines Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Tracy Gray & Suzanne Mick, Co-owners, Discover Wines Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Joyce Groote, Founder and Manufacturer, Holey Soles Holdings Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Joyce Groote, Founder and Manufacturer, Holey Soles Holdings Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

David Taft & Rick McClymont, Co-founders, Britco Group of Companies.Manufacturing Winner 2007.Click here for the article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

David Taft & Rick McClymont, Co-founders, Britco Group of Companies.Manufacturing Winner 2007.Click here for the article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Robert Meggy, President & CEO, Great Little Box Company Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Robert Meggy, President & CEO, Great Little Box Company Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Dick Kouwenhoven, President and CEO, Hemlock Printers Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Dick Kouwenhoven, President and CEO, Hemlock Printers Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Ross McLeod, CEO & Chair, Great Canadian Gaming Corp.Hospitality, Tourism and Entertainment Winner 2007.Click here for the article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Ross McLeod, CEO & Chair, Great Canadian Gaming Corp.Hospitality, Tourism and Entertainment Winner 2007.Click here for the article.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Kirk Shaw, President & CEO, Insight Film Studios, Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Kirk Shaw, President & CEO, Insight Film Studios, Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Paul Clough, Owner, Queen Charlotte Lodge, Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

Paul Clough, Owner, Queen Charlotte Lodge, Ltd.Photo by Dina Goldstein.

The entrepreneur has always been a subject of fascination, and the success of TV shows such as Dragon's Den and The Apprentice has only further cemented the appeal of self-made business people. Entrepreneurship has never been sexier. But while sparring with potential investors or grovelling before a pouty man with a comb-over may make for good television, the reality is that succeeding in the cutthroat world of business takes more smarts, passion and fearlessness than could ever be captured by a few strategically placed cameras. The winners and finalists of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Region program, selected through a rigorous process involving a top accounting firm and a tough panel of business veterans, have risen to the top of their respective fields by navigating a fine balance of level-headedness, intuition and audacity. Yes, it makes for a good story. But even more importantly, it makes for a strong and vibrant economy. Meet the people who make it happen in this exclusive series of slideshows. Go to: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Related Stories: Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Introduction Winners:

Entrepreneur of the Year Judges' Criteria Gala Event Slideshow: EOY 2007 Winner | Category Winners Gala Event: Winner's Acceptance Speech Photos by Dina Goldstein.