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GBCC 2024 Annual Dinner
Registration CLOSED
03/05/24

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

2024 GBCC Annual Dinner

2024 GBCC Annual Dinner

Online Registration Now Closed

Please email Madysen Wade madysenw@greaterbeloitchamber.org to be placed on a waiting list.

The GBCC Annual Dinner

Tuesday, March 5th
The Eclipse Center

Jacqueline RuizKeynote Speaker:

Jacqueline Ruiz
Entrepreneur, 33x Author, Pilot

Ms. Ruiz is a visionary social entrepreneur that has created an enterprise of inspiration. With more than 20 years of experience in the marketing and public relations industry, she has created two successful award-winning companies, established two nonprofit organizations, published 33 books, which stands as the largest collection of Latina stories in a book anthology series in the world, and held events in four continents. She has received over 30 awards for her contributions and business acumen.

Jacqueline RuizJacqueline is currently the CEO of award-winning JJR Marketing, one of the fastest-growing marketing and public relations agencies in Chicago, and Fig Factor Media, an international media publishing company that helps individuals bring their books to life. She is the founder of The Fig Factor Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving vision, direction, and structure to young Latinas ages 12-25. She is the President of Instituto Desarrollo Amazing Aguascalientes, the first youth center in Calvillo, Aguascalientes, Mexico, offering various hands-on experience, courses, and global connections to support the local troubled youth in defining their dreams. As a two-time cancer survivor, she understands the value of living every day to the fullest.

Jacqueline currently serves as a board member for the The Fig Factor Foundation, the Alumni Executive Board at the College of DuPage, LovePurse and the World Leaders Forum. She is a recent graduate of the DePaul University Women Entrepreneurship Cohort 3 and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Latino Business Action Network Cohort 11. She represents one of the 1.6% of female entrepreneurs in the U.S. who have achieved a business revenue exceeding seven figures.

Jacqueline is one of the very few Latina sports airplane pilots in the United States and the founder of Latinas in Aviation global brand. She believes that “taking off is optional, landing on your dreams is mandatory.”

Deadline to Register is
Monday, February 19

Call 608-365-8835 for more information

Timeline:

  • 5:00 — Networking Begins
  • 6:00 — Program and Dinner
  • 6:20 — Awards Ceremony
  • 7:20 — Featured Keynote Speaker | Jacqueline Ruiz
  • 8:00 — Closing Remarks

Menu:

Caesar Salad & Dinner Rolls

Single Chicken Entrée Plated Dinner:

  • Herb Baked Chicken
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Broccolini

Vegetarian Single Entrée Plated Dinner:

  • Butternut Squash Vegan Arancini w/ Marinara & Vegan Parmesan

Dessert:

  • Citrus Cake

Cost:

  • $85 Member Individual/$125 Non-Member Individual
  • $700 Corporate table of 8 (Members ONLY)

If you are a prospective member planning to attend, please contact Aimee Thurner at aimeet@greaterbeloitchamber.org or 608-365-8835

Deadline to Register is
Monday, February 19

Please email Madysen Wade madysenw@greaterbeloitchamber.org to be placed on a waiting list.

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

Thank you to our Event Sponsors

GBCC Annual Dinner Sponsors 2024

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!

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 individual or 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
  • Walter R. Knight Diversity Award

The Awards Nomination Committee will take your nominations into consideration.

Submissions will open on January 9th and close on January 31, 2024

Our 2023 Award Winners | GBCC Annual Dinner

Our 2023 Award Winners

(Left To Right)

  • Ken Hendricks Community Spirit Award:
    Chief Andre Sayles | Beloit Police Dept.
  • Small Business of the Year Award:
    Beloit Senior Living
  • Non-Profit of the Year:
    Beloit Meals on Wheels
  • Laurence A. Raymer Headliner Award:
    Scott Bierman | Beloit College
  • Ambassador of the Year:
    Kristi Amenda | Blackhawk Bank
  • Rising Professional of the Year:
    Jackson Wells | Smyth Grey
  • Entrepreneur of the Year:
    Stephanie Knueppel | Stateline Mental Health Svcs.
  • Large Business of the Year:
    Corporate Contractors Inc.

Details

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

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

Venue

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

Details

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

Organizer

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

Venue

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