Lebanon, Ind. – The Boone County Economic Development Corporation honored two local business owners at its annual meeting today.

Rick Baldwin, owner of Village Pools in Zionsville, received the 2017 Community Impact Award.

The Community Impact Award was presented to Rick Baldwin, owner of Village Pools in Zionsville. The purpose of the Community Impact Award is to recognize a for-profit company that has made significant contributions to the well-being of Boone County through its philanthropic efforts.

“Rick Baldwin and Village Pools have been generous friends of Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding for almost a decade,” said Morning Dove Executive Director Elizabeth Coit who nominated Rick for the award. “Rick provides his equipment and labor on a pro bono basis for various projects around our facility.”

Rick also serves as a member of the Morning Dove Board of Directors and is an ambassador for the organization throughout the community.

“No doubt the work Rick has done behind the scenes has made a true impact on families in our region,” said Boone EDC Executive Director Molly Whitehead.

Pam Cooper, CEO of Boosterville, received the Small Business Partner of the Year Award.

The Small Business Partner of the Year Award was presented to Boosterville CEO Pam Cooper. A brain child of Pam and her software engineer husband, Boosterville is a proud graduate of zWorks, now based in Zionsville. Boosterville’s mission is to revolutionize school fundraising through a cutting-edge tech platform giving school groups the fundraising incentive to buy from neighborhood businesses who want to give back to the local community.

“As a member of the Boone EDC, Boosterville participated in our golf outing earlier this year and Pam also served as a guest speaker for our Business and Brewskies event,” said Whitehead. “They are regular attendees at our events and have always been more than willing to partner with us and listen to our ideas.”

About the Boone County Economic Development Corporation

The Boone EDC leads economic development efforts in Boone County by cultivating business, workforce and quality of life initiatives. The Boone EDC works alongside elected officials, business leaders and consultants to advance Boone County’s economic development goals locally, nationally and internationally. For more information, visit www.betterinboone.org.