Annual Meeting

 

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Please join us for ECIDC’s 33rd Annual Meeting & Regional Recognition Awards Ceremony. Award Recipients will be honored with the Business Ethics & Social Involvement Award or BESI, Outstanding Leadership in Community & Economic Development Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Registration is $50 per person and we are offering a limited number of tables of 8 for the discounted fee of $325.

Online registration with credit card processing is available here. Or, you may register by contacting Randi Bohannon at 217-540-3517 or by submitting an email request to rbohannon@lakelandcollege.edu. Cash or check, payable to ECIDC, will be accepted at the door or can be mailed to ECIDC, 1204 Network Centre Blvd., Effingham, IL 62401. Registration deadline is May 15, 2017.

Each year ECIDC recognizes area leaders during our annual meeting in May.

The Regional Recognition Awards were created to honor East Central Illinois’ most ethical and socially responsible businesses, most influential community and economic development leaders, and most committed volunteers. East Central Illinois, as defined for these purposes includes Christian, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Jasper, Moultrie, and Shelby counties.

           Award Overview and Eligibility:

 The Business Ethics and Social Involvement (BESI) Award recognizes business firms and business leaders for their ethical business practices and their exemplary contributions to meeting the social needs of their communities.Specifically, the BESI Award recognizes firms and leaders for their:

Ethically and socially responsible business practices that positively contribute to society’s well-being.

Significant or distinctive contributions to meeting pressing social needs.

Enlightening business practices and principled leadership.

 Either individual business leaders or firms may be nominated; however, they must be engaged in for-profit business activity and can not be an active standing member of the Board of Directors or staff of the sponsoring organization.

BESI award sponsored by ECIDC, LLC, and EIU

The Outstanding Leadership in Community & Economic Development Award recognizes an individual,nonprofit, or volunteer organization for their measurable success in community and economic development. Specifically, the Outstanding Leadership in Community & Economic Development Award recognizes an organization’s or individual’s project or program success by its/their:

Years of experience in community and economic development.

Significance of their community and economic development accomplishments.

Demonstration of good networking and team approach to success.

General advancements in community and economic development.

 Any individual or nonprofit organization (or organizations if the effort was a collaborative one) that is engaged in economic and community development activities can be nominated for this award.  Only one nominee will be honored with this award annually.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a community or business leader for his/her outstanding leadership in the public and private sectors and who continually makes a positive difference in the community in which he/she lives, works, and serves. Specifically, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for his/her:

Twenty or more years of experience in community and economic development.

Significance of their community and economic development accomplishments.

Demonstration of networking and team approach to success.

General advancements in community and economic development.

Any individual who meets the criteria and has performed the submitted duties within the East Central Illinois Development Corporation boundaries can be nominated to receive this award except those currently employed by ECIDC.

Past Award Recipients

2016 Annual Meeting Program