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2012

AWARD LUNCHEON

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Tuesday - May 22, 2012 11:30 – 1:00 P.M. Lake Story Pavilion Off Route 150 at U.S. 34 Galesburg, IL 61401

 

Pre-registration - $25 before May 1st   $30 afterwards Ann German (309) 344-1575 x 1

 

amgerman@grics.net

   

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Awards will be given for: Entrepreneurial Lifetime Achievement   Entrepreneur of the Year    Small Business Exporter of the Year  Small Business Start‐Up of the Year  Young Entrepreneur of the Year  Small Business Financing Project of the Year  Small Business Advocate of the Year  Also Recognition Certificates for:   o Business Anniversary of 25, 50, 75, & 100 years  o Women/Minority Owned Business  o Home‐Based Business 

Small Business Day Award Luncheon

is brought to you by Entrepreneurial Support Network of West Central Illinois.

Name: __________________________________________________________________ Organization:_____________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ Phone/Email: ___________________________/_________________________________ Seats Reserved before May 1st: ________ x $25.00 per seat = $__________Total Cost Payment Options:

: Check payable to: SBDay Award Luncheon & Mailed to: Western Illinois Works, Inc. P.O. Box 231 Galesburg, IL 61402-0231 

   

Please bill me: Fax Registration Form for billing to (309) 344-2446 

This event is hosted by the Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN) of West Central Illinois.

ESN providers and sponsors are City of Galesburg, Galesburg Business Technology Center, Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association, Galesburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Henderson County Economic Development Partnership, University of Illinois Extension Offices in Henderson, Knox, Mercer and Warren Counties, and Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois.

 


Help us recognize outstanding leaders in the small business community of West Central Illinois

AWARD CATEGORIES Please check one or more potential categories:

Entrepreneurial Lifetime Achievement: For a successful record of achievement of an individual and/or business that embodies the spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation in our region from either the present of from the past. Entrepreneur of the Year: For developing an outstanding, growing business or businesses; innovative product(s), increasing jobs, increasing sales, overcoming adversity, and community contributions. Small Business Success Over 5 Years & Over 10: Must own and operate a successful, growing business for past 5 or 10 years. Small Business Exporter of the Year: For going global and increasing sales through exporting. Small Business Start-Up of the Year: For developing an outstanding business within the past two years. Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Owner will not reach 30th birthday by May 1, 2011, and has demonstrated success in sales and profits, increased jobs, innovative products, and has demonstrated potential.

Small Business Financing Project of the Year: A recognition of private bank participation with public financing on a project that created jobs, investment, and the start-up or continuation of a business.

Small Business Advocate of the Year: A promoter of small business, including volunteering time and services to small business interests and groups, advocating the cause of small business in the community. Advocates may or may not be small business owners. Special Recognition: Business anniversaries 25, 50, 75, 100 yrs, Women/Minority Owned-Business, and Home-Based businesses. NOMINEE INFORMATION I nominate ______________________________________________ Title ___________________________________________________________ Company/Organization_________________________________Address_____________________________________________________________ Phone__________________________ Fax_____________________________E-mail__________________________________________________

Please attach a short narrative on why this business/individual should be considered for an award by including: a) origin of business, b) growth of company in jobs/sales, c) leadership in industry, d) distinction of business/individual Please also rank your nominee, with 1 being the highest/best rating and 5 being the lowest/least rating, based on the following: Rating Entrepreneur and Small Business Awards Products and Services Offered Are the business’ products and services relevant and unique? Is there a market demand for the business’ products / services? Is there an appropriate level of quality and performance consistency among the business’ products / services? Do the business’ products / services meet or exceed client expectations?

12 34 5  Sustainability Does the business offer an attractive and realistic business model? If set up as a non-profit, is the organization achieving financial self-sustainability through fees and revenues? If set up as a for-profit, is the business achieving financial stability through realistic market and financial projects?

12 34 5  Social Responsibility Does the business have a positive impact on society? Can the business promote the general well-being of society, such as coping with poverty, providing help to children, the elderly or the disadvantaged? Can the business arouse public attention to contemporary social problems?

12 34 5  Innovation and Creativity Is the business concept original? Does the business have a creative approach? Is the business creative in its problem solving?

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Target Customers How many customers are there? What need of the customer is addressed by the business’ products / services? What benefits are provided by the business’ products / services that others don’t? Is there evidence that customers buy the business’ products / services? Have changes in societal or technological trends been identified that may affect number of potential customers?

12 34 5  Environmental Responsibility What is the business operation’s impact on the environment? Does the business generate environmental benefits, such as protection of finite resources?

12 34 5  Competitive Advantage Does the business have good growth prospects? Can the business be easily replicated by competitors? Is there a sound business strategy? What are the risks involved, and have they been identified and addressed?

12 34 5  Qualifications and Experience The entrepreneur / business owner shares with others the tools, approaches and techniques critical for success. The entrepreneur / business owner serves as a role model for future social entrepreneurs and general public.

12 34 5  Rating For Finance and Advocate Awards Advocacy Effectiveness The level of commitment by the financial institution or small business advocate to support and promote entrepreneurs. The variety of financial services or other services offered by the financial institution or small business advocate. The effectiveness of the particular plan or support for the entrepreneurs cited in the nomination.

12 34 5  Social Responsibility Does the financial institution or small business advocate have a positive impact on society? Can the financial institution or small business advocate promote the general well-being of society, such as coping with poverty, providing help to children, the elderly or the disadvantaged? Can the financial institution or small business advocate arouse public attention to contemporary social problems?

12 34 5  Innovation and Creativity Does the financial institution or small business advocate have a creative approach to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses? Does the financial institution or small business advocate engage in unique problem solving to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses?

12 34 5  Target Customers What need of the customer is addressed by the financial institution or small business advocate’s products / services? What benefits are provided by the financial institution or small business advocate’s products / services that others don’t?

12 34 5  Environmental Responsibility What is the financial institution or small business advocate operation’s impact on the environment? Does the business financial institution or small business advocate generate environmental benefits, such as protection of finite resources?

12 34 5  Qualifications and Experience The financial institution or small business advocate shares with others the tools, approaches and techniques critical for success. The financial institution or small business advocate serves as a role model for future social entrepreneurs and general public. How many entrepreneurs and small business owners have been assisted by the financial institution or small business advocate?

12 34 5  NOMINATOR’S INFORMATION:

Nominator Name ______________________________________________ Title ________________________________________ Company/Organization_________________________________Address_______________________________________________ Phone__________________________ Fax_____________________________Email_____________________________________

Send Nominations By:

Email – mckillip@illinois.edu

Send Nominations Via: May 1, 2012

Fax – (309) 342-1768 Mail - 180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108 Galesburg, IL 61401-5595

The Small Business Day Award Ceremony is brought to you by the Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN) of West Central Illinois. For additional information call the Carrie McKillip @ 309-342-5108 / mckillip@illinois.edu. Self-nominations accepted. A representative of ESN will contact the nominator to obtain further details of nominee. Thanks for supporting and joining the Celebration with us!


14th ANNUAL

GOLF OUTING Hole Sponsorship Form Fee: $100.00 (Proceeds Benefit the National Stearman Foundation) Golf Tournament Monday, May 7th, 2012 Lake Bracken Golf Course 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start (Please include Artwork for Hole Sponsor Sign or e-mail information to: jeanne@osi.biz Signs will be prominently displayed on the Golf Course.) For additional information contact Becky Patterson at 309-368-1740.

Hole Sponsorship Fee: $100.00 Name:___________________________________________ Phone #:_________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________ City:__________________ State:_________ Zip:________ Check #__________________________________________ Return Bottom Portion of Form with Check Payable To: National Stearman Foundation P.O. Box 1937 Galesburg, IL 61402-1937

Thank you for your support of the National Stearman Foundation


14th ANNUAL

GOLF OUTING Monday, May 7th, 2012 Lake Bracken Golf Course 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

$10,000 Grand Prize for a Hole-In-One! Prizes awarded for: Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Longest Putt. Teams will be flighted, and pro shop credit awarded. Door Prizes Galore! WE APPRECIATE RECEIVING YOUR ENTRY BY APRIL 23rd, 2012 Entry Fee is $75.00 per person—includes greens fees, cart and dinner. Sign up as a team or as an individual. All individuals will be placed on a team.

Entry Form Complete and mail, with check payable to the National Stearman Foundation to: National Stearman Foundation, P.O. Box 1937, Galesburg, IL 61402-1937

NAMES:

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Team Name: _______________________________________________ Contact Name & Phone #:

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ALL ENTRY FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. Additional entry forms available on our Web Site at: www.stearmanflyin.com For additional Information contact Becky Patterson at 309-368-1740.

All Proceeds Benefit The National Stearman Foundation


City of Galesburg Operating Under Council – Manager Government Since 1957

Contact: Sue Davidson, PIO Phone: 309/345-3636 Email: sdavidso@ci.galesburg.il.us Or Contact: Gary Camarano, Global Strategies Director Phone: 309/371-0474 Email: gary.camarano@ebinetwork.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Galesburg meets with Indonesian Trade Delegation, seek business and cultural exchanges Galesburg, IL (March 20, 2012) – Officials from the city of Galesburg, local businesses and educational institutions traveled to Chicago last Thursday to co-host a reception and business forum for a trade delegation of over 32 representatives from two of Indonesia’s richest provinces, South Sumatra and East Kalimantan. Led by Mayor Sal Garza, the Galesburg/West Central Illinois contingent consisted of local businesses, representatives from Knox, Monmouth, and Carl Sandburg Colleges, members of regional economic development organizations, and other Illinois Businesses. Garza explained, “Seeking global trade opportunities is one of many strategies we are exploring for Galesburg and West Central Illinois. Meeting with Indonesian Consul General Benny Bahandewa and the trade delegation was very productive. Finding out the types of goods they are seeking and establishing personal contact with potential buyers is a solid first step. I expect we will have many business opportunities with our Indonesian friends.” Cesar Suarez, Economic Development Director for the city of Galesburg commented, “I’m excited to see this happening. Not many small cities can get this type of exposure and attention in the global marketplace. Being able to connect buyers and sellers first hand will lead to more sales for our region’s businesses.” The Republic of Indonesia, a Democracy, is a Southeast Asian country of over 17,000 islands, with the fourth largest population, and the 17th largest economy. Rich in natural resources, Indonesia is looking for partners to help develop these resources and to build infrastructure for a growing middle class population. According to Gary Camarano, Global Strategies Director for the city of Galesburg, “Our region has a lot to offer our Indonesian partners. Whether we build it -moreCity Hall • 55 West Tompkins Street • Galesburg, IL 61401 • 309/343-4181 • www.ci.galesburg.il.us


here, or contribute the components that go into the products they need, we can benefit from expanded trade relations with Indonesia. We will be reaching out to companies in the region to educate them about the potential and to connect them will potential buyers. That’s the global economy – make it here, sell it there, prosper here.” Bob Blackburn, of Blackburn Sampling, Inc. in Galesburg said, “It was very cool. Mr. Camarano got us a personal introduction to the Deputy Director for Development Ministry for Energy and Natural Resources. That is a decision maker I need to talk with. That is the person who can get my product in Indonesia quickly. We will be having further discussions with them. It was all great.” In addition to business opportunities there were also opportunities for the region’s higher educational institutions to talk with Indonesian Officials about increasing the enrollment of Indonesian students here. Representatives from Monmouth, Knox and Carl Sandburg Colleges took part in the business forum. Establishing ties with that increase enrollment is a win-win situation for all involved. Dr. Brenda Tooley, Monmouth College’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Coordinator of International Recruitment found the event helpful, and is looking forward to continuing conversations with the Indonesians. “It was very fortuitous for us, as we are making serious efforts to attract students from Southeast Asia. Forums like this are great first steps. We want to thank Galesburg for including us in this event, and look forward to further collaborations in the future.” Indonesian Consul General Benny Bahandewa remarked, “The event was a great success in our view. It was wonderful to see so much interest in doing good business together. Our friend Mayor Garza and his staff will be welcomed to bring a trade mission to Indonesia to move discussions along and conclude agreements. This is the continuation of a relationship we started in September of last year, and we look to see it grow into good business for Indonesia and Galesburg.” The city of Galesburg will be conducting inbound and outbound trade missions with countries that make sense based on our local economy. According to Camarano, “We’re not looking for photo ops, but for relationships that will lead to sales and increased trade. I will be reaching out to find our export ready companies and get them involved. Competing globally will make our region a stronger and better to live:” For further information about inbound and outbound trade missions and other programs designed to help businesses in the Galesburg/West Central Illinois Region contact Gary Camarano, Global Strategies Director at 309/371-0474 or gary.camarano@ebinetwork.org. ###

City Hall • 55 West Tompkins Street • Galesburg, IL 61401 • 309/343-4181 • www.ci.galesburg.il.us


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