Small Business Day Celebration 2012

It was a day of celebration at the Small Business Day Awards Luncheon on May 22!   Over 100 individuals gathered to honor the 8 award recipients and 26 nominees representing a four county region.

All winners are listed here.

Many thanks to those who nominated an entrepreneur or business and also to our judges. If you would like to serve as a sponsor for next year’s celebration please contact Carrie McKillip at or 309.342.5108.

The event was made possible through the Entreprenuerial Support Network. Many thanks to their dedication in completing our 3rd annual celebration for small business day.

If you weren’t able to attend check for yourself who the 8 award winners are.  The event was recorded in its entirety and can be viewed here:

To skip to a particular point, click a link in the table of contents:

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Eric Dilts
Recognition of ESN Member Organizations
Recognition of All Nominees
Recognition of 2012 Judging Panel
Anniversary Recognition (YEMM and Galesburg Public Library)
First Annual Guy L. Vitale Jr. Award
Small Business Startup of the Year
Small Business Success Over 5 Years
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Small Business Exporter of the Year
Small Business Financing Project of the Year
Small Business Advocate of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneurial Lifetime Achievement
Concluding Remarks

A photo slideshow is available here.

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