McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is accepting nominations for the 2012 Business Champion Awards. In its fifth year, MCEDC recognizes outstanding companies who have made a positive impact on McHenry County’s economy and who are exceptional primary employers. (A primary employer is defined as the one creating a product or service that is principally sold outside of a region, thereby generating new money and profits into the region. Examples include manufacturing, back-office operations or service centers, corporate headquarters, distribution facilities and research and development to name a few.)
Nominations categories are based on the number of employees - small -24 or less, medium – 25 to 100, and large - over 100. Judges are business leaders from outside of the county. All nominees are introduced during the MCEDC Annual Dinner October 11, 2012 at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake, with the three 2012 Business Champions announced and presented at that time.
Pam Cumpata, MCEDC President stated “MCEDC’s previous Business Champions – Other World Computing, Dordan Manufacturing, Joule Technologies in 2011, Scot Forge, Jan Air, Astro Craft in 2010; Medela, Millennium Electronics, Stan’s Office Technologies in 2009; Pioneer Center for Human Services, Prairie Ridge Media/McHenry County Living, & New Concepts Development Corporation/Other World Computing in 2008 are all exceptional primary employers and valuable corporate citizens. We look forward to adding to this prestigious list of McHenry County employers”.
The deadline for submitting Business Champion nominations is July 31st, 2012. Nomination forms and additional information is available on the MCEDC website home page - http://www.mchenrycountyedc.com/contact/2012-business-champion-nomination.html or by contacting the MCEDC office at 815.893-0895.