Morton Venture Award

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Morton, IL – The Morton Economic Development Council (Morton EDC) announced today the creation of the Morton Venture Award, a new award designed to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who have started and grown companies in the community.  “Entrepreneurship is a critical component of economic prosperity for any community,” said Jennifer Daly, CEO for the Morton EDC.  “We want to recognize the contribution these unique business owners make to Morton.”

The Morton Venture Award criteria include proven leadership skills, a track record of business success, and someone who leads by example.  “Morton is privileged to have many great business leaders,” said Jim Benckendorf, President of the Board for the Morton EDC.  “This award is designed to recognize that special owner for his or her ability to inspire their staff and all those with whom they work.  We want to promote the individual who has the ability to excel as a leader and innovator in their own job and the community, while they instill the desire in those around them to excel in all areas.”

The 2009 Morton Venture Award will be announced at the Morton EDC’s Annual Investors' Luncheon on January 21st.  Nomination forms for the award are currently available at  Business entrepreneurs are encouraged to nominate themselves for the award as well as others.  The deadline to submit nominations is January 5th, 2008.

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