Special Events - Tuesday Keynote Speaker and Awards Luncheon




Tuesday Keynote and Awards Luncheon

Tuesday, May 9
11:45am - 1:00pm


Keynote Speaker:


Bill Butcher, Founder
Port City Brewing


Presentation of the Community Advantage Diamond Award

The 2017 Diamond Awards Series
The NADCO Diamond Awards Series is a series of awards presented at the NADCO Conferences used to acknowledge CDC excellence in the area of economic development. This year at the Spring Summit we are also recognizing the Small Business Borrowers for their commitment to enhancing their community. NADCO is recognizing the CDCs and their borrower with three awards at the Spring Summit. The awards are the Manufacturing Diamond Award, the Community Advantage Diamond Award, and the Job Creation Diamond Award. Please see below for specifications on the awards.

Process
A council of representatives from outside organizations has been carefully selected to review the nominations and determine the winner of the award.

Timeline
3/27 - Nominations open
4/12 - Nominations close
4/13 - Committee begins reviewing nominations
5/9 - NADCO awards winners announced at the NADCO Spring Summit

Community Advantage Diamond Award
Description
The Community Advantage Diamond Award will be awarded to the nominee CDC and Small Business that accomplished the most impactful Community Advantage loan.

Criteria and Assessment
Nominations will be judged anonymously (with identifying information removed) and rated by individuals from a qualified panel of judges on a 1-5 scale in the following areas:
  • Small Business/Borrower special or unique needs met via the Community Advantage loan
  • Small business story
  • Extent of economic development and community impact that occurred as a direct result of the loan
The nominees with the highest total score will be selected as the Diamond Award winners.

***Please note: Only one nomination per category per CDC will be accepted.***

Nominations
In order to make a nomination, please visit the nomination form online here. Note that nominations will require the following:
  • CDC name and contact information.
  • Partner organization and contact information.
  • Up to 500 words describing the nomination.
  • Optional: Supporting collateral material or media placements.
CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A CDC FOR THE 2017 Community Advantage Diamond Award.



Presentation of the Job Creation Diamond Award

Job Creation Diamond Award
Description
The Job Creation Diamond Award will be awarded to the nominee CDC and Small Business with the most impactful 504 project in terms of total jobs created.

Criteria and Assessment
Nominations will be judged anonymously (with identifying information removed) and rated by individuals from a qualified panel of judges on a 1-5 scale in the following areas:
  • SBA 504 loan impact (already taken place – 504 loan funded more than two years)
  • SBA 504 loan impact projected over next two years
  • Small business story
  • Community need and impact
The nominees with the highest total score will be selected as the Diamond Award winners.

***Please note: Only one nomination per category per CDC will be accepted.***

Nominations
In order to make a nomination, please visit the nomination form online here. Note that nominations will require the following:
  • CDC name and contact information.
  • Partner organization and contact information.
  • Up to 500 words describing the nomination.
  • Optional: Supporting collateral material or media placements.
CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A CDC FOR THE 2017 Job Creation Diamond Award.