Welcome to the 5th Annual Xtreme Business Makeover – NONPROFIT EDITION

Please join us as we announce the winner on Thursday, June 18, 2015, 4:00pm at West Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Emerging Technology Center.

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KeeFORCE Announces 5th Annual Xtreme Business Makeover, Nonprofit Edition

One Local Nonprofit to Receive $60,000 Grand Prize Package

Paducah, Kentucky, April 2, 2015– KeeFORCE, the corporate I.T. service department for over 125 businesses in the Purchase Region, in partnership with Vue Magazine, announced the launch of the fifth annual Xtreme Business Makeover.  The Xtreme Business Makeover represents a partnership of 29 successful organizations dedicated to helping other businesses grow and prosper in the Purchase Area. Over the past four years, the project has provided one lucky winner each year with a “business makeover package” to help the organization take their business operations from ordinary to extraordinary!  For the first time in the contest’s history, the 2015 Xtreme Business Makeover is designed specifically to award one lucky nonprofit organization with a prize package worth over $60,000 in cash, business products and services.

The contest is currently open to all nonprofit organizations in the Purchase Region of Kentucky which meet specific qualifications.  All applicants for the 2015 contest must be recognized as a 501 (c) (3) organization for a minimum of two years as of April 2, 2015 and must employ a minimum of two people. For profit organizations, home based organizations and churches are not eligible. The winner will be selected by an independent panel of judges from the region based on demonstrated need for the specific prize package offered, community involvement, and an expressed dedication to improving the quality of services offered to the community.

“There are many outstanding nonprofit organizations in the Purchase Region that provide amazing services for our community.  We made a pledge a few years ago to do a contest especially for those organizations” says Terry McKee, President of KeeFORCE.   “In honor of our fifth year, we decided the time has come to do it.  We have been amazed with the number of businesses who have stepped up and joined us in providing a prize package worth over $60,000.  That speaks volumes to spirit of our business community.”

The $60,000 Grand Prize Package which awaits the winner of the fifth annual Xtreme Business Makeover – Nonprofit Edition includes cash along with valuable business products and services from the following 29 organizations; 1187 Creative, All Good Media, Capstone HR, CliAl Lodge, Community Foundation of West Kentucky, FNB Bank, Four Rivers Business Journal, Frick Investment Group / Money Concepts, ICI Mechanical, iList Paducah, Ingram’s  Water & Air, Inspire Media Solutions, KeeFORCE, Long & Long PLLC, Peel & Holland, Petter Business Systems, Purchase Area Family Magazine, Ray Black & Son, Rene Advertising Specialties, Riley Architect Services, Royal Oaks Chevrolet-Cadillac, Socially Present, Solution Media Group, Thrivent Financial, Turner Communications,  Vue Magazine, Williams, Williams & Lentz CPA, Workforce Solutions at WKCTC and WPSD Local 6.

On-line applications will be accepted April 2 through May 1, 2015.  A complete listing of the prize package, contest rules and an online application for nonprofits to apply may be found online at www.keeforce.com/makeover.

For more information contact: David Morse, Director of Marketing for KeeFORCE at (270) 366-0551 or by email to DMorse@Keeforce.com.





PADUCAH, KY, April 23, 2014 –Posh Academy of Paducah was announced as the winner of the 4th annual Xtreme Business Makeover contest hosted by KeeFORCE and a team of twenty-one additional well-respected business partners. The contest ran from January through early April. The program was designed to showcase what local businesses have to offer the community, and to use those resources to help an existing business advance to a higher level of success. An independent judging panel of five community & business leaders was given the task of determining the top-3 finalists and the ultimate winner out of the numerous qualified applicants. Posh Academy emerged as the winner of the grand prize valued at nearly $45,000 in free business products and services. Posh Academy owners Eric and Jessica Hobbs have a combined total of 30-years of experience in the field of education. They believe that every human is born with gifts and talents and it is a true disservice to humanity for educators to try and categorize these gifts. Posh Academy students enjoy many unique experiences. These experiences fuel the children to explore deeper and also give them a huge boost of confidence and self-identity. Since opening their doors on June 1st, 2011, Posh Academy has seen significant growth using the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. Posh Academy operates with a staff of 5 talented, experienced, educated teachers and artists, 40 students along with the community of families who are excited about the opportunity Posh Academy provides their children. The judges of this year’s Xtreme Business Makeover noted, “Posh Academy has seen significant growth since opening in 2011. They have a great vision for expanding their quality educational programs and seemed the best poised to take full advantage of the prize package. We felt that the additional resources provided by the XBM would be put to immediate use. The Xtreme Business Makeover provides that opportunity for them”. “There were so many worthy businesses and organizations that applied, it was truly a difficult task for the judges to narrow it down to one winner. We are very happy for Posh Academy and we look forward to working with them in the months to come,” stated Terry McKee, President of KeeFORCE. “The Xtreme Business Makeover contest has proven to be a great way for business leaders to come together and provide support for other growing businesses within the community. We want to thank everyone that took the time to submit an application, the five judges for taking time to determine our winner, and most importantly thank you to all of the business partners that made this project possible!” Posh Academy will receive a host of goods and services from the 22 sponsoring partner organizations which include: 1187 Creative Design & Marketing, Capstone HR, EntrePaducah, FNB Bank, Four Rivers Business Journal, Frick Investment Group / Money Concepts, Glisson Vineyards & Winery, iList Paducah, KeeFORCE, Long & Long, PLLC, Minuteman Press, mylocalconnect.com, Omni On Hold Messaging, Peel & Holland, Petter Business Systems, Rene Advertising Specialties, Solution Media Group, Turner Communications, WPSD Local-6, Williams, Williams & Lentz CPA, WKMS 91.3 FM and Workforce Solutions of West Kentucky Community & Technical College. KeeFORCE also announced plans for the 5th Annual Xtreme Business Makeover which will launch in January, 2015. According to David Morse, Director of Marketing for KeeFORCE, “This Special Edition Xtreme Business Makeover contest will for the first time, be designed exclusively to assist one regional non-profit organization to go from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY! There are so many great non-profit organizations in the Purchase Area, we wanted to do our part to give back to the community.” Details for the 5th Annual Xtreme Business Makeover will be announced later this year.