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      May 2, 2012

      Wednesday   8:00 AM

      For This We Give Thanks-59th Annual Community Thanksgiving LuncheonNovember 22, 2011 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Decatur Civic Center P.O. Box 380 #1 Gary K Anderson Plaza Decatur, IL 62525 The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 59th Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon, sponsored by Ameren Illinois Company. This tradition began in 1953 as a way for the community to come together and offer thanks and blessings for the year. Our keynote speaker is Bruce Nims, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurship in the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University. Please join us and take part in this Decatur area tradition!Tickets - $20 Table - $160About Bruce NimsBruce Nims serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurship in the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University, with duties including classroom teaching, mentoring students, and assisting with student projects. In addition, Nims offers consulting services and seminars for local businesses and community not-for-profit organizations. Special emphasis is given to Leadership and effective Board of Directors' governance. Nims is the secretary/treasurer of InDecatur Ventures, LLC, a local venture capital firm. He serves on the Board of Directors of Soy Capital Bank and Trust. Nims is also active in community organizations; he is currently Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation of Decatur and Macon County, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Decatur Area Education Coalition. Nims resides in Decatur with Kay, his wife. He enjoys tennis, skiing, hiking, and travel, especially adventure travel. He has undertaken a local restoration project on a 1930's-era Texaco filling station.Nims is a graduate of Millikin University, with a degree in Mathematics. Nims worked in information technology at McDonnell Douglas Automation Company in St. Louis and Archer Daniels Midland Company in Decatur. He founded Nims Associates, Inc, offering information technology consulting services, and headquartered in Decatur. Over a 26-year period, the firm grew to over 900 employees, with branches including Dallas, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Denver. In 2004, the company was sold to Keane, Inc.For more information about this event, please E-mail jessica.martin@decaturchamber.com or call 217-422-2200.« Back to events
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