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2020 Small Business Awards

The Second Annual Turner Center for Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards was held on September 1, 2020. This event recognized and celebrated entrepreneurs, start-ups, rural businesses, innovators, and the people that support them. As featured below, our ten winners are dedicated to their business and making a positive impact in the community. Remarks were presented by: Bradley University’s President Standifird, Robert and Carolyn Turner, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Darin LaHood.

This event took place in Bradley's Business and Engineering Convergence Center; however, the general public joined virtually due to COVID-19 precautions.

The Box Truck Network
Startup of the Year

VirtuSense
Small Business of the Year

Pop-A-Shot
New Exporter of the Year

4B Components
Exporter of the Year

EngineeringPeople
Government Contractor of the Year

Natural Fiber Welding
Innovation of the Year

IMEC
Community Partner of the Year

Doris Symonds
Women in Business Leadership Award

Jake Hamann - Peoria Innovation Alliance
Small Business Advocate of the Year

PAL Health/Reditus Laboratories
COVID Courageous