2017 Salute to Business Achievement Awards
Call for Nominations


Each year, the UMSL Business Alumni Chapter recognizes alumni who demonstrate exceptional personal and professional accomplishments to the university, their profession and/or their community. The Chapter’s goal is to recognize alumni in a variety of career stages from emerging leaders to post-career alumni. The following award categories have been awarded at past Salute to Business awards ceremonies:

•           Rising Stars
•           Entrepreneurial Spirits
•           Outstanding Leaders
•           Distinguished Career Achievers

The 2017 awards ceremony will be held on May 4, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Millennium Student Center Century Rooms on the UMSL campus.  

Click here to access the 2017 NOMINATION FORM.

2017 Call for Nominations- Deadline: February 10, 2017


The UMSL Business Alumni Chapter is seeking nominations for the 2017 Salute to Business Achievement Awards.  The criteria and rules are listed below. Please complete the official nomination form and submit electronically by 11:59 p.m. on February 10, 2017.

Awards Criteria
All alumni of the College of Business Administration are eligible to be nominated. Nominations may be submitted by an individual, organization, association, corporation, partnership, church or institution. Each winner will be selected on the basis of achievement or contribution in three or more of the following areas:

•           Professional leadership or career accomplishments
•           Entrepreneurial success
•           Outstanding service to UMSL and/or its business alumni
•           Financial success and economic innovation
•           Social improvement to major contemporary problems
•           Philanthropic contribution or voluntary service
•           Politics or government service
•           Legal reform
•           Corporate, scientific or technological contributions

2017 Salute to Business Sponsorship Opportunities


Each year, the UMSL Business Alumni Chapter hosts the Salute to Business Achievement Awards. In addition to media publicity of the award recipients, a reception is held with over 150 individuals consisting of alumni, corporate and community leaders. There are several levels of sponsorship available, and a variety of recognition benefits detailed below including the opportunity to sponsor a specific award or the entire event. 

Presenting Sponsor - $5,000
Recognition in event signage and during remarks
Recognition in UMSL Business Alumni e-newsletter (distribution of 17,000)
Recognition in online newspaper UMSL Daily (145,000 annual readers)
Recognition on UMSL Business and UMSL Alumni websites
Company name on email invitations and subsequent e-communications
Acknowledgement in the St. Louis Business Journal through digital ad (80,000 impressions)
Option to name individual award (The ABC Company Rising Star Award)
Sponsorship recognition in UMSL Tomorrow event newsletter (aprox. 100,000 impressions)
Title sponsor for Salute to Business Awards event
Opportunity to provide remarks at Salute to Business Achievement Awards event

Gold Sponsor - $2,500
Recognition in event signage and during remarks
Recognition in UMSL Business Alumni e-newsletter (distribution of 17,000)
Recognition in online newspaper UMSL Daily (145,000 annual readers)
Recognition on UMSL Business and UMSL Alumni websites
Company name on email invitations and subsequent e-communications
Acknowledgement in the St. Louis Business Journal through digital ad (80,000 impressions)
Option to name individual award (The ABC Company Rising Star Award)

Silver Sponsor - $1,500

Recognition in event signage and during remarks
Recognition in UMSL Business Alumni e-newsletter (distribution of 17,000)
Recognition in online newspaper UMSL Daily (145,000 annual readers)
Recognition on UMSL Business and UMSL Alumni websites
Company name on email invitations and subsequent e-communications 

Accounting Hall of Fame - $2,500
Recognition in event signage and during remarks
Recognition in UMSL Business Alumni e-newsletter (distribution of 17,000)
Recognition in online newspaper UMSL Daily (145,000 annual readers)
Recognition on UMSL Business and UMSL Alumni websites
Company name on email invitations and subsequent e-communications
Acknowledgement in the St. Louis Business Journal through digital ad (80,000 impressions)
Option to name individual award (The ABC Company Rising Star Award)


For questions regarding nominations and sponsorship and special opportunities, please call Jarel Loveless in the UMSL Advancement Office at 314-516-5447 or email lovelessj@umsl.edu.