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CEO Wins Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Heartland Award

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently announced that CEO & President Joseph Dunham II of OneroRx, Inc. was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Heartland Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive awards program for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.


Dunham was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs and other business leaders. Candidates were evaluated based on their ability to create long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to their purpose and the demonstration of growth and substantial impact, among other key indicators.


OneroRx, Inc. is passionate about restoring quality, affordable pharmacy care to those who need it most. Over 100 million Americans currently live in a "pharmacy desert" and face significant challenges when it comes to obtaining vital prescription medications. Everyday their team works hard to deliver medication services and advice to residents in underserved communities across seven states. “I am honored by this award and accept it on behalf of all the dedicated OneroRx employees who serve our patients daily. This recognition reaffirms the importance of our mission to provide critical pharmacy access to underserved communities,” said Dunham.


As a Heartland award winner, Dunham is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2024 National Awards. The National Award winners, including the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2025.  


Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage and entrepreneurial spirit. The program celebrates original founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.


The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized the leadership of entrepreneurs such as:

·         Daymond John of FUBU 

·         Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc.

·         Holly Thaggard and Amanda Baldwin of Supergoop!

·         Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company

·         James Park of Fitbit

·         Jodi Berg of Vitamix

·         Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC

·         Michael Happe of Winnebago Industries

·         Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation

·         Sheila Mikhail of AskBio


Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs. They receive exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in more than 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

In addition to Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY US supports other entrepreneurs through the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™(Winning Women) program and the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN) to help connect women founders and Black and Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs, respectively, with the resources, network and access needed to unlock their full potential.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®                                                                                                                Founded in 1986, Entrepreneur Of The Year® has celebrated more than 11,000 ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses in the US, and it has since expanded to nearly 80 countries and territories globally.


The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November where National finalists and award winners are announced. The overall National winner represents the US at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition. Visit


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