You know about the Oscars, Emmy’s, Grammy’s and Tony’s. Now meet: the EDIES. “E.D. ies” stand for Economic Development awards, and they are designed to celebrate and highlight one of chief ways in which intelligence presses forward in Tama County, namely innovation. Contrary to some beliefs that economic development happens only in the business sector, these awards also features undertakings by nonprofits, property owners, workforce, and government of Tama County who implemented innovative solutions to real world problems in 2011.
The Tama County Economic Development Commission recognizes these progressive people through its annual EDIE Awards, presented in eight fields: new business formation, business expansion, development financing, real estate development, marketing/attraction, community development, workforce & education development, and strategic partnerships. Three projects in each field is featured throughout a multi-month, multi-media campaign starting in January and building up for 8 weeks. All Tama County Economic Development partners are then invited to vote for a winner in each category which is ultimately presented at the annual Tama County Economic Summit:
THE EDIE AWARDS CEREMONY & ANNUAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT
Tue. Feb 28, 2012
Reinig Toledo Center (directions)
5:45 social time with cash bar
6:15 catered dinner $15 / plate
6:30 free dessert, annual economic report, and ceremony
(attendees are welcome to also come only for the dessert and ceremony)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (641) 484-3108 for reservations.
Past nominees and winners included: