Bauerly '91 is SJU Entrepreneur of the Year

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July 2, 2015

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Rick Bauerly '91

Rick Bauerly will receive the 2015 SJU Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship. The award recognizes Johnnies who start and manage a business with entrepreneurial spirit and practice Benedictine Values in the workplace and in their lives.

Bauerly is the founder and managing partner/CEO of Granite Equity Partners, a private investment and long-term holding company. Granite Equity was started in 2002 and has since invested in and owns a diversified portfolio of ten operating companies headquartered in or near Minnesota and employing nearly 1,600 people. Granite Equity will continue to make long-term investments in established Minnesota-based companies as owners transition into retirement.

The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Windows on Minnesota, IDS Tower 50th Floor, in Minneapolis.

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