CLIFTONLARSONALLEN AND THE IOWA ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ANNOUNCE THE 2012 Taking Care of Business INNOVATION CONTEST
Attention Iowa business to business entrepreneurs! Do you want to connect with Iowa companies that have heard about the great B2B innovations coming out of our state, but haven’t seen them yet? Do you have a product in development or in the marketplace that Iowa businesses could use for immediate benefit?
CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) want to recognize your hard work at the 2012 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference in Des Moines with one of five free exhibit spaces (with two free conference registrations) in the Innovation Zone presented by Storey Kenworthy Office Furniture.
How do you earn this opportunity, to rub elbows with over 800 of Iowa’s top executives? Just post your company’s name to the Iowa ABI’s Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/IowaABI), tweet @IowaABI #ABICon12 with your name, or send an email to Chrissy Blake, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to get creative, include a two-sentence “about the company” statement in your email or post why you should be selected by noon, Friday, May 11, 2012.
We’ll put all qualifying B2B companies into the pool that will be reviewed by our judges, Tej Dhawan (StartUpCity Des Moines), Leann Jacobsen (Technology Association of Iowa), Leisa Fox (Iowa ABI), Karen Novak Swalwell (Francis & Associates), and Mark Wyzgowski (CLA). The top five companies announced Tuesday, May 15, 2012 will be admitted to the ABI Convention from June 13-15, 2012 in Des Moines!
But there’s more! The five exhibitors at the Conference will qualify for the Best of Show title. They will also have a chance to be awarded a complimentary registration to the Inc 500 Conference and Awards Ceremony in Phoenix, AZ October 3 – 5, 2012 sponsored by Principal Financial Group.
So if you want to take care of business – Facebook, tweet, or email us (perhaps all three!) to get signed up for the contest!
• Must be an Iowa-based company less than five years old with five or fewer employees
• Must provide business to business services, technology or products
• Must register between Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 11 by noon
• Companies will be selected on Monday, May 14 and announced Tuesday, May 15
• Must be able to attend the ABI Conference June 13 -15
For more information:
Leisa Fox, Iowa Association of Business and Industry email@example.com
Marc T. Hollander, CliftonLarsonAllen firstname.lastname@example.org