Driven. Innovative. Entrepreneur. These are the words I would use to describe Plus President Susan Schneider. And now, I can add a new description to that list: award winning.

Susan received an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Upper Midwest Award in the Family Business category last week after being selected by an independent judging panel of previous award winners, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The judges only present this prestigious award to those who are visionaries in their industry, who lead with passion and who inspire the people around them. With that criteria, it is no surprise Susan was selected.

Susan has not only driven Plus to success, she is a mentor and leader to the employees she works with every day. It was a joy to be at the awards show last week and witness the announcement of the award – I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor.