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Mike Bidwell Named as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Central Plains Award Winner


Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, announced its president and CEO, Mike Bidwell, has been recognized as a Central Plains Entrepreneur Of The Year® by Ernst & Young, one of the preeminent competitive business awards program for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. An independent panel of judges selected Mike Bidwell based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact among other core attributes.


Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, recognizing visionary leaders who deliver innovation, growth and prosperity to their companies through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.


“It is an incredible honor to be recognized alongside my peers as an Entrepreneur of the Year, and I am grateful for the resilient team and empowering culture we’ve cultivated at Neighborly that has stretched me to evolve as a leader,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly®.


As one of the Central Plains award winners, Mike Bidwell will now be considered for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November. The Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.


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