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GBCC 2023 Annual Dinner
03/07/23

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

2023 Greater Beloit Chamber Annual Dinner

2023 Greater Beloit Chamber Annual Dinner

Online Registration Now Closed

Please call Maggie 608-313-1367 or email maggiel@greaterbeloitchamber.org to check on last minute registration availability.

The GBCC Annual Dinner

Tuesday, March 7th
The Eclipse Center

Captain Tim KinsellaKeynote Speaker:

Capt. Tim “Lucky” Kinsella
USN (Ret)

Director of the Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis and Overholtz Center for Leadership at the University of West Florida

Deadline to register is Feb. 21st, 2023
Call 608-365-8835 for more information

Tim Following a distinguished thirty-three-year career in the United States Navy, he brings a wealth of experience in executive leadership, crisis and operational management, and international and government affairs.

A native of Los Angeles, CA, Tim grew up Ireland as the son of a publican, and returned to the United States upon earning his Leaving Certificate at the Kings Hospital School in Dublin. He subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with the submarine service as a communications specialist for several years before his acceptance into the United States Naval Academy. Following graduation with merit, he earned his wings of gold as a Naval Aviator and flew helicopters in support of humanitarian and operational missions throughout the globe, to include several life-saving open ocean rescues. His operational tours included duty as assistant navigator of an aircraft carrier, Commanding Officer of an embarked helicopter squadron, and numerous combat deployments to the Middle East and elsewhere.

Tim also served several tours at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, including assignment as White House Liaison to the Secretary of the Navy and as a Division Chief in the Operations Directorate on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also served on the NATO staff in Mons, Belgium, where he negotiated with member nations on their military contributions to the alliance. His last assignment on active duty was as Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Pensacola, the “Cradle of Naval Aviation” – the second largest training installation in the Navy, and the largest Naval base in the Southeastern United States. During his tenure he led the base through a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of three servicemembers and wounded nine others, a catastrophic hurricane that caused more than $550 million in damages to the base, and maintaining consistency of operations for the training of sixty thousand personnel per year during a global pandemic. Perhaps his proudest accomplishment, however, was to secure federal funding to create STARBASE Pensacola – a STEM-based learning center on board NAS Pensacola for all Title One fifth-graders in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. To date, graduates of this program have increased their academic STEM grades by an average of 23%. For his leadership at NAS Pensacola he was awarded the Navy League of the United States National John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership. He is also the recipient of the Director of the FBI’s community leadership award, the Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Medal for Public Communication, the Naval Helicopter Association Aircrew of the Year Award, and the Order of Dedalians Distinguished Airmanship Award.

Tim is married with three children and enjoys being outdoors, golf, conversation, good wine, and watching Liverpool Football Club win.

In his role as the Director of the Center for Leadership, Tim’s vision is to help leaders realize their full potential to make a positive difference in the modern world. He believes that everyone is capable of being a leader in their own right – sometimes they just need a little nudge to get them there.

Timeline:

  • 5:00 — Networking Begins
  • 6:00 — Program and Dinner
  • 6:20 — Awards Ceremony
  • 7:20 — Featured Keynote Speaker | Capt. Tim “Lucky” Kinsella
  • 8:00 — Closing Remarks

Menu:

  • Dual Entrée Plated Dinner
    • Filet Mignon
    • Lemon Pepper Chicken
    • Rosemary Garlic Potatoes
    • Steamed Green Beans

  • Vegetarian Single Entrée Plated Dinner
    • Stuffed Portabella Mushroom
    • Rosemary Garlic Potatoes
    • Steamed Green Beans
  • Dessert
    • Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Slices

Cost:

  • $80 Individual
  • $650 Table

This is a members only event. If you are a prospective member who would like to attend, please contact Aimee Thurner at aimeet@greaterbeloitchamber.org or 608-365-8835

Gold Sponsors

A special thank you to The Studer Foundation for their Speaker Sponsorship.

2023 Gold Sponsors | GBCC Annual Dinner

Our Annual Dinner Sponsors Make This All Possible!

Our sponsors believe in our mission to engage with member businesses, advocate for their success, and enhance the Greater Beloit community which is why they’ve decided to distinguish themselves as business and community leaders and sponsor the largest business event of the year, GBCC Annual Dinner.

Without their support, our business event wouldn’t be possible! Thank you!

We have sponsorship packages available at different levels to fit any budget. If interested in sponsoring, view our sponsorship packages below. Contact Aimee to secure your sponsorship today!
aimeet@greaterbeloitchamber.org

Gold Sponsor – $3000 (Sold Out)

  • Private reception with Keynote speaker
  • 8 Complimentary event seats (1 table)
  • Preferred seating at event
  • Complementary bottle of red and white wine at table
  • Special table decor
  • Featured in event program
  • Logo included on invitation and all other promotional materials
  • Logo displayed at event and on GBCC website
  • Recognized in the GBCC e-newsletter and social media

Silver Sponsor – $2000

  • 8 Complimentary event seats (1 table)
  • Preferred seating at event
  • Special table decor
  • Featured in event program
  • Logo displayed at event
  • Recognized in the GBCC e-newsletter and social media

Decor Sponsor – $750

  • Recognition at event

To become a sponsor:
Reach out to Aimee taimeet@greaterbeloitchamber.org

Award Nominations

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
    • Non Profit of the Year
    • Entrepreneur of the Year

The Awards Nomination Committee will take your nominations into consideration.
Submissions will open on January 9th and close on February 7, 2023

2022 Award Winners | Greater Beloit Chamber Annual Dinner

Our 2022 Award Winners

(Left To Right)

    • Paulette Christensen Ambassador of the Year:
      Chuck Wilson
    • Rising Professional of the Year:
      Kari Swirth
    • Small Business of the Year:
      Leadership Development Academy of Rock Co.
    • Ken Hendricks Community Spirit Award:
      Jim & Nancy Packard
    • Large Business of the Year:
      Fairbanks Morse Defense
    • “Eddy” Economic Development Award:
      Andrew Janke
    • Laurence A. Raymer Headliner Award:
      Mayor Ted Rehl

Details

Date:
March 7
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Greater Beloit Chamber
Phone:
608-365-8835
Email:
kellyb@greaterbeloitchamber.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Eclipse Center
3 Eclipse Blvd.
Beloit, WI 53511
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Phone:
608-755-4123
View Venue Website

Details

Date:
March 7
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Event Categories:
,

Organizer

Greater Beloit Chamber
Phone:
608-365-8835
Email:
kellyb@greaterbeloitchamber.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Eclipse Center
3 Eclipse Blvd.
Beloit, WI 53511
+ Google Map
Phone:
608-755-4123
View Venue Website