SBDC Community Partner Award

GPEDC Receives Community Partner Award

On August 27th, GPEDC was named Community Partner of the Year by the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley University. We are honored and grateful to be recognized as an organization that strives to make a positive impact in the community. Please view our video showcase from the ceremony below:

We were among distinguished company, including Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Congressman Darin LaHood, and fellow award winners:

Startup of the Year: Heartland Fabrication, Congerville
Exporter of the Year: Simformotion LLC, East Peoria
Innovation of the Year: Lux Blox, Galesburg
New Exporter of the Year: Jtec Industries Inc., East Peoria
Rural Business of the Year: The Barn III, Goodfield
Small Business of the Year: Bump Boxes, Peoria
Small Business Advocate of the Year: Denise Moore, Minority Business Development Center
Rural Community Partner of the Year: Morton Community Bank
Government Prime Contractor of the Year: Fugate Inc., Morton

Thanks to our valued partners at the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley! We look forward to continuing our work in the community.

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