EY (formerly Ernst & Young), a member of the “Big Four” accounting firms, has named 50 finalists—out of 165 nominees—across ten categories in its EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Ontario 2016 awards program. The list includes Richard Wilson, president of AGNORA. According to a company release, he was selected in the manufacturing category for deploying leading edge technology and top-performing equipment to fabricate the largest architectural glass in North America.

The awards recognize Ontario entrepreneurs for their financial performance, vision, leadership, personal integrity and entrepreneurial spirit.

“Entrepreneurs have big ideas and take risks as they innovate, create jobs, generate wealth and invest in communities across the country,” says François Tellier, the program’s national director. “Ontario has so many impressive and successful entrepreneurs, and I know it wasn’t an easy task for the independent panel of judges to narrow down from 165 nominees to 50 finalists. We’re very proud to celebrate this group.”

An independent panel of judges will name the winners in a number of categories at a gala in Toronto this October. One of the category winners will receive the title of overall Ontario winner. That winner will then compete with others from Québec, Atlantic, Prairies and Pacific for the Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year title. The Canadian winner will go on to compete with winners from more than 50 countries for the title of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year, in June 2017.

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