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2024 Annual Fundraiser Dinner Sponsors

Thank you! Without you, we could not make this possible.


Forest City Gear

For 60 years, Forest City Gear Inc. has been supplying various companies with high-precision gear work. Its core capabilities include crown hobbing, carbide re-hobbing, analytical gear inspection, hob sharpening, and gear and thread grinding. 

Forest City Gear Inc. is an AS9014:2006, ISO 9001:200 and ISO 13485:2008 certified company.

Phone Number: 815-623-2168

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Elevating Sponsor

M3 Insurance

As an insurance broker, M3 helps you manage risk, purchase insurance, and provide benefits to your employees. We partner with clients on everything from property & casualty and employee benefits to personal lines, executive benefits, and employer-sponsored retirement plans. And, we’re privately owned and independent which means we’re doing what’s best for our clients – not what’s best for Wall Street or private equity.

Phone Number: 815-977-3496

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Empowering Sponsor

Woodward, Inc.

Woodward, Inc. is an American designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control systems and control system components for aircraft engines, industrial engines and turbines, power generation and mobile industrial equipment.

Phone Number: 815-639-6595

Empowering Sponsor

First National Bank of Omaha

FNBO has been a great big, small bank for more than 165 years. Their holding company - First National of Nebraska - has grown to 5,000 employees with locations in eight states and over $30 billion in assets. They use this success to invest millions back into communities, focusing on key areas of need, such as Affordable Housing & Neighborhood Stability, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development, Education & Workforce Development, and Environmental Sustainability.

Phone Number: 815-754-5098

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Empowering Sponsor

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International

2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of FMA. Started by one man and his vision, 

We're where thousands of manufacturing professionals unite — individuals, businesses, students — under a common purpose: grow the metal processing, forming, and fabricating industries. To do it, we've built a workforce lifecycle that supports individuals and businesses at every point in their development. Ensure they flourish. Get better at what we do, give back to our community. Expand our skills, our businesses, and our careers. Pave the way forward, with fresh ideas and technologies.

Phone Number: 815-399-8700

Improving Sponsor

Holo-Krome Fastenal

Fastenal Company is an American company based in Winona, Minnesota, founded in 1967. It placed 479 in the 2021 Fortune 500 based on its 2020 revenues, and its stock is a component of the Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 stock market indices.

Phone Number: 815-229-771

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Improving Sponsor

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.

Our mission is to “Make a Good Company a Great One” by building Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. into a global technology leader providing water treatment solutions in aeration and mixing, biological processes, filtration, membranes, oxidation/disinfection, process controls and aftermarket products and services while upholding the values that have been key to our success.

Phone Number: 815-654-2501

Supporting Sponsor

Technology & Manufacturing Association

​Founded in 1925, the Technology and Manufacturing Association is an independent trade organization exclusively focused on assisting and promoting small and mid-size manufacturers ​by providing a diverse portfolio of industry-specific benefits and services, including:   Community, Information, Training, Resources, & Advocacy

Phone Number: 847-849-5334

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