QC Chamber announces finalists for Excellence Awards


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Posted Online: April 23, 2013, 6:10 pm
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The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce has announced finalists for the 2013 Small Business Excellence Awards. Recipients will be announced during an awards breakfast on May 15.

Innovation, leadership, community involvement, history and philosophy were among the judging criteria for the three categories - one to 50 employees, 51 to 250 employees and non-profits.

Nominees in the one to 50 employee group:
Dphilms: Inthe District of Rock Island, specializes in high quality video and television production for national, regional and local clientele. The company's reach includes production for the top rated cable show, "American Pickers," to branding and content for large and small businesses.

Redstone Content Solutions, Daveport: Specializes in enterprise-class software consulting, development and support.

Sandstrom Products Company, Port Byron: A coatings manufacturer, products used on every NASA Apollo Mission, on rifles carried by every soldier in military, most commercial and military aircraft, and nearly every car and truck made in America.

Terrostar: In Bettendorf,is a web design and internet market agency.

Werner Restoration Services: Of Colona, property restoration and emergency property restoration.

Nominees in the 51-250 employee group:

Elliott Aviation, Moline: Full-serve business aviation center. No. 1 aviation retrofitter and have installed more Garmin G1000 avionics systems than all other dealers in the world combined.

Estes Construction, Davenport: Regional construction company, ranked in the top quartile nationally of companies its size.

Genesis Systems Group, Davenport: Thelargest independent robotic integrator specializing in arc welding in North America. Systems used in manufacturing of automobiles, construction, aerospace components, agricultural equipment, etc.

Valley Construction Company, Rock Island: Commercial construction services with a division that also works nationwide in the nuclear power division.

The Republic Companies, Davenport: Distributors of window and whole-house forced air furnaces, was one of the first distributors in the nation to establish a regional refrigerant recovery center.

Nonprofit nominees

Child Abuse Council: Works toeliminate child abuse and neglect through prevention, education and treatment.

HAVlife Foundation: Funds resources students need to pursue musical aspirations, artistic ambitions and athletic goals.

John Deere Classic:Since 1971, it has raised $49.08 million for charity, including a record $6.79 million in 2012.

Quad City Animal Welfare Center: The only localfull-service no-kill animal shelter in the Quad Cities. Offers a spray and neuter program and provides humane education.

Quad City Arts: Focused on providing performing arts in education, visual arts programming and community arts programming, featuring more than 50 artists each year.

One winner from each group will be announced at the Chamber's May Morning Network breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. on May 15 at the Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University.

The cost is $15 for members, and $20 for non-members.To register call 563-823-2676 or visit QuadCitiesChamber.com.




















 



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