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Entrepreneurial Awards Luncheon at Walker Theatre, Apr. 11

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment
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By Malina Jeffers
Madame Walker Theatre Center

The Madame Walker Theatre Center presents its annual fundraiser in the form of an entrepreneurial awards luncheon. Now in its 8th year, the event will take place on April 11, 2013, from 11:30am to 1pm and will honor John Thompson and Robert Reed.

Mr. Thompson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the following, Indianapolis based organizations: Thompson Distribution Company, Inc., a distributor of mechanical supplies and equipment; First Electric Supply Company, LLC, a distributor of electrical supplies and equipment; CMID, an architectural and engineering design firm; and BC-SESCO, a fabricator and installer of millwork.  Mr. Thompson also served as a consultant for McKinsey and Company in the New York and London offices from 1981-1982.  From 1984 to 2001, Mr. Thompson served as vice president of Mays Chemical Company, Inc., in Indianapolis.

With honesty and integrity as his cornerstone, Robert C. Reed has built a solid professional career as a leader in the area of Information Technology. He is the founder and CEO of RCR Technology Corporation an innovative Information Technology consulting firm in Indianapolis. Under the watchful eye of Mr. Reed, RCR Technology has grown and prospered as a leader among data management solutions and technology-driven middle market companies. Now in its 14th year, RCR Technology continues to be listed as one of the top 5 Minority Businesses in Indianapolis.

The Madame Walker Awards Luncheon is designated for Indiana-based entrepreneurs and professionals who have made a discernible difference in both the African-American and Indianapolis community.  Past recipients of this distinguished award are: Bill Shrewsberry 2006, George Pillow 2007, Sam Odle 2008, David Gadis 2009, William Mays 2010, the late Walter Blackburn and Robin Winston 2011, Dr. Edward Ross and Dr. Gene McFadden 2012. Sponsorships and individual tickets are available.

For more information on the Madame Walker Theatre Center visit, or call 317-236-2099.