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

August 01, 2022
Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, announced today 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.
Mike Bidwell

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. The program connects winners with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world.

“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®. “Our business is continuing to thrive, and I’m proud to lead and work alongside the entire Neighborly® network to take our vision to Own The Home™ to the next level, positioning us as a leader in the home service industry.”
As a Central Plains award winner, Mike Bidwell will now be considered by the National independent panel of judges 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 at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. 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.
A complete list of the Central Plains winners can be found at
More information about Neighborly®, and its franchise concepts, is available at and through the Neighborly app. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 29 brands and 5,000 franchises collectively serving 12 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at More information about Neighborly, and its franchise concepts, is available at and through the Neighborly app. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

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