Year of the Community
Location: The Eclipse Center | 3 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit
Program: Cocktails 5:00 pm | Dinner & Program 6:15 – 8:00 pm
Tickets: $75 or $600 for a table of 8
Gourmet Greens Salad with mandarin oranges, strawberries, grilled pears, caramelized pecans, craisins and bleu cheese crumbles with a celery seed vinaigrette.
Honey Glazed Carrot Strips & Roasted Cubed
Red Jacket Potatoes
Rosemary and Thyme Roasted Airline Chicken Breast with a chardonnay cream sauce served in duet with Tenderloin Filet with demi-glace
Vegetarian Option: Cheese Filled Large Pasta Shell with Florentine Cream Sauce
Businessman & Philanthropist
About Our Speaker | Quint Studer
Quint Studer has many local connections on development projects around our great state of Wisconsin. A graduate of the University of Whitewater, which recently recognized him as a distinguished alumnus, he worked in education and healthcare. He is also invested in Janesville, Wisconsin.
For more than 30 years Quint has given his life to designing the building blocks that guide people and organizations to achieve and sustain high performance. He is an entrepreneur who owns several small businesses and is a visionary and mentor to many.
Quint is passionate about helping communities reach their potential and educating them on how to get there. He is the founder of Vibrant Community Partners, which coaches communities on change management, education, downtown development, and economic development, including training for small businesses and civic engagement.
Through his nonprofit Studer Community Institute, he partnered with the Pensacola News Journal to create the speaker’s series CivicCon, which brings in experts in urban planning and community building to share their ideas with the community. He also started the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Civic Engagement.
Minor League Team Co-owner & Author
Quint and his wife Rishy are co-owners of Double A Minor League Baseball team the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, alongside two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson.
Quint is the author of 10 books. In 2018 he published Building a Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change is Reshaping America.
His newest book, The Busy Leader Handbook: How to Lead People and Places That Thrive, reached number five on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. It’s a blueprint for communities that want to train and sustain the local businesses that serve as their economic engine.
In addition, he writes a weekly leadership column for the Pensacola News Journal as well as a few other daily papers.
Teacher & Mentor
Quint is a businessman, a visionary, an entrepreneur, and a mentor to many. He currently serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of West Florida, Executive-in-Residence at George Washington University, and Lecturer at Cornell University.
For more information
Each year, the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce recognizes and celebrates member businesses at our annual awards ceremony. Please help us by nominating a member business deserving of the following awards:
Large Business of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Paulette Christensen Ambassador of the Year
Rising Professional of the Year
The Awards Nomination Committee will take your nominations into consideration. Submission deadline Feb 12th, 2020.
2019 Annual Award Winners
Laurence A. Raymer Headliner Award: Tim McKevett, President & CEO, Beloit Health System
Large Business of the Year: Beloit Health System
Small Business of the Year: Beloit Hotel Group
“Elly” Environmental Leadership Award: Regal
“Eddy” Economic Development Award: Rock Internship Program
Chairperson’s Award: Rob Hendrickson, Technical Director, Frito-Lay
Paulette Christensen Ambassador of the Year: In loving memory, Paulette Christensen
Rising Professional of the Year: Namoonga Mantina, Rising Professional Board Chair
Ken Hendricks Community Spirit Award: Tara Tinder, Executive Director, Stateline Community Foundation