KeeForce announced their 2nd Annual “Extreme Business Makeover” this morning at the Owensboro Convention Center.
“We continue to be amazed at the support from the community,” said Jim Dudley, VP of Business Development for KeeForce, who explained that the business makeover concept was developed seven years ago as a way to organize a group of successful local businesses to help an existing small business succeed. KeeForce organized six makeovers in Paducah and the first in Owensboro last year.
This year Dudley rallied 16 community-minded partners who are contributing $50,000 in products and services to the winning business.
The contest is designed to help an already established business grow and become even more successful. The contest is open to businesses which:
- are located in the Owensboro region (Daviess/McLean/Hancock County)
- have been in business a minimum of two years
- have a minimum of three employees
The application process takes only five minutes, followed by an online questionnaire. A panel of judges will review the applications and pick the winner.
Businesses have until March 17, 2017, to apply. Winning business will be announced Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the award ceremony.
The prize package includes products and services by the following community partners:
Cromwell Radio – Six-month advertising package to include fifty 30-second ads each month
Dialog Telecommunications – 2,500 minutes of long distance telephone service each month
Ebelhar Whitehead, PLLC – Evaluate the winning business for tax efficiency and review tax returns for the past two years for tax saving and planning opportunities
Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce – One-year complimentary membership
Greenwell-Chisholm Printing – Provide printing and/or printed promotional items up to $1,000 in value based on the winning organization’s needs
Kyle Gorman Recruiting – Establish or refine (depending on the need) annual employee review process
KeeForce – One year Xtreme Support Help Desk Plan subscription for up to ten PCs and one server
Kentucky Innovation Network – Business Model and Value Proposition Design Training; Business and Strategic Plan Coaching; Marketing Assistance and more…
MediaWorks Advertising – $5,000 in advertising consulting services based on the specific needs of the winning organization
Messenger-Inquirer – Print and on-line package
OCTC Workforce Solutions – 4-hour customized leadership training course
Owensboro Convention Center – One-day complimentary meeting space including coffee for up to 50 people
Tanner Publishing Company – GO Chamber Magazine will provide one 1/4 page ad in GO Chamber for one-year (4 quarterly issues)
Thacker, Hodskins, & Knight, LLP – Four hours of billable services for research, contract review or other business/employment related issues
14 News – Advertising package including on-air, on-line and mobile advertisements including production for your advertising
20/20 Extreme – Marketing consultation and website
Click here to apply online.
Read about last year’s winner, Gordy’s Owensboro Music Center, here.