Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists Slideshow Pt. 3

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.