2017 Irish America Business 100 Awards

By Irish America Staff
December / January 2018

Now in its fourth decade, the Irish America Business 100 has a long history of providing recognition to a fundamental core of American business. It can be easy to assume that the Irish in America and their descendants are a monolithic bloc, but as this list has continually shown, there is no single story of Irish American success, interest, venture, or course.

Those we celebrate here come from all aspects of the unique environment of American entrepreneurs, from start-ups that promise to revolutionize overlooked markets to generations-old staples of the American consumer landscape. They are connected by their shared Irish heritage, and motivated by the same sense of immigrant drive, whether it was passed on through their ancestors or, for our Irish-born honorees, compelled them to immigrate to the United States in the first place.

It was not that long ago that the act of hiring an Irish man or woman would have been considered a potentially risky act of diversification. Today, it’s impossible to think of corporate America without the Irish. Our honorees are a testament to the power of new cultures, new people, and new ideas. They are a living tribute to the fact that diversity, in all its forms, is what compels innovation and makes American life better for all Americans. We are honored to do our part to salute that ideal.

Congratulations to all our honorees.

Beir Bua!

Click here to view the complete 2017 list.

One Response to “2017 Irish America Business 100 Awards”

  1. I am a member of the Irish American Chamber in Philadelphia and I understand some of my colleagues were included in the Irish America 100, however, I am having difficulty viewing the list on your website in the format provided. Do you have a the list in a different format that I can view? I look forward to hearing from you.

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