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The Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN) of West Central Illinois is now accepting nominations for the 8thAnnual Eagle Awards.  These awards, to be presented at the Small Business Day Celebration on May 16, 2017, recognize local entrepreneurs in a variety of categories, including Small Business Start-up of the Year, Small Business Advocate of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, etc. 

Small businesses located in Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer and Warren Counties are eligible to be nominated.  The nomination forms are available at any ESN member organization or University of Illinois Extension website:  (http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hkmw/).  Nominations are due by April 3, 2017 to Carrie McKillip, University of Illinois Extension, 180 S. Soangetaha Rd, Suite 108, Galesburg, IL 61401 or mckillip@illinois.edu.  Questions can also be directed to Ms. McKillip at 309.342.5108.

ABOUT ESN: The Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN) is a group of service providers, dedicated to the advancement of local entrepreneurs, the promotion of innovation, and the development of an entrepreneurial culture. ESN seeks to build an entrepreneurial culture and support system that educates, engages, and transforms individuals, organizations and communities to higher levels of innovation. ESN providers and sponsors are the Carl Sandburg College, City of Galva, Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Henderson County Economic Development Corporation, Kewanee Economic Development Corporation, Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development, University of Illinois Extension in Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, and Warren counties, and the Workforce Innovation Board of Western Illinois.