According to Dale Carnegie Training of North Dakota, enthusiasm is the engine that fuels the ability to achieve a breakthrough. It enables us to exceed our own expectations, stoking the fires of self-confidence. Communicating ideas with enthusiasm often enhances our effectiveness as leaders.
Achievements can be viewed as patterns of success. When setting breakthrough goals, we build on previous achievements. Those reference points provide evidence that we can continue to achieve great things.
With these ideas in mind, the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event called “Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan: Beyond the Horizon” on August 18. Starting at 11:30 a.m. and held at the Best Western Ramkota in Bismarck, this event will celebrate local business and their accomplishments. “Beyond the Horizon” is the Chamber’s annual awards event that celebrates success and encourages continued economic growth.
“Innovative business and people make our community thrive,” said Kelvin Hullet, president of the Chamber. “Celebrate Bismarck-Mandan gives us the opportunity to showcase businesses, large and small, that are showing success.”
Each year the following awards are presented:
Granite Award: This award is presented annually to a company that has been in business for at least 50 years, has been a Chamber member for the last five years, and has shown a commitment to the community.
Small Business Person of the Year: This award is presented annually to an individual that has shown staying power through its history as an established business. The company’s ability to grow also is considered. The winner of this award will be submitted for the North Dakota SBA awards.
New Entrepreneur of the Year: This award is presented to an individual who has served as a majority owner in a company for the past three years, increased employment opportunities, demonstrated entrepreneurial potential for long-term business success and economic growth, has overcome obstacles, has used technology creatively, and has invested in the community through social responsibility and community service. The winner of this award will be submitted for the North Dakota SBA awards.
Mike Fink Award for Steady Growth and Profitability: This award is presented to small businesses that have been in business at least five years, have shown revenue growth over the last four years by at least 20 percent, and are currently members of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber.
Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Registration is available online or by calling 223-5660.
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