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Ernst & Young LLP on Tuesday announced the finalists for its Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 award in Utah.

The 25 finalists were selected from 60 nominations from an independent panel composed of area business leaders.

Award winners will be announced June 7 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Utah region award winners will be eligible for Ernst & Young's national entrepreneur program. Winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award, will be announced at the annual awards in Palm Springs, Calif., Nov. 17.

The Utah region finalists are:

American Name Services, Jill Grammer-Williams; Best Vinyl, Vance Barrett; Body Firm Aerobics, Scott Felsted; Career Step, Andrea Anaya; Costume Craze LLC, Kate Maloney; Del Sol, Jefferson Pedersen; Dental Select, Brent Williams; Direct Pointe, Michael Proper; Eclipse Aviation Corp., Vern Raburn; Firstline Security, Trevor Keyes and Wright Thurston; GoEngineer, Ken Coburn; Interbank FX, Todd Crosland; K-TEC/Blendtec, Thomas Dickson; Mediconnect Global, Amy Lewis; Metro Ready Mix LLC, John Dunn; Mindshare Technologies, Richard Hanks and John Sperry; Namifiers LLC, Bryan Welton; Provo Craft and Novelty, James Thornton and Robert Workman; QuickKutz, Eric Ruff; Ralph Wadsworth Construction, Kip Wadsworth; Summit Electric Supply, Victor Jury; SunFirst Bank, John Allen; VitalSmarts L.C., Mike Carter, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Kerry Patterson and Al Switzler; WesTech Engineering, James Larsen; Won-Door Corp., Ronald Smart.

- Carey Hamilton