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Silent Auction

NBIA thanks those who participated in the Silent Auction.

Winning Bidder
Bottle of Courvoisier (2)
Chris Lawrence,
Pat Powell
@Wales Digital Media Initiative, Welsh Assembly Government
Penderyn Single Malt Whiskey
Tracy Kitts
Accent Fishing Products
Quality Fishing Lures
Eric Ravn-Hansen
ANGLE Technology Group
ANGLE Technology Consulting Package
Marie Longserre
Athens Bicycle
Trek 7.2 FX Hybrid Bicycle
Bob Calcaterra
The Blessing Basket Project
Leather Handled Basket
Bob Calcaterra
Build-a-Bear Workshop
FredBird & a signed copy of Maxine Clark’s The Bear Necessities of Business book
Jay Bean
Canadian Association of Business Incubation
CABI Conference Gift Certificate
(2 certificates)
DeAnna Adams, Tracy Kitts
Chinese Business Incubation Association
Crystal Einstein Portrait
Amy Archer
Cybergroup, Inc.
Crab Feast for Two
Greg Kieson
Gwinnett Innovation Park
Peachtree Complete Accounting 2006 Software Package (2 packages)
Jim Greenwood,
Robert Essig
Harley Consulting Group
1952-54 Desk Calendar
Bob Calcaterra
ITRI Incubator
High-Tech Ceramic Knife
Multimedia Viewer
Bamboo Yarn
Nadeane Johnson,
Bob Calcaterra,
Colin Mkhonta
Mississippi Technology Alliance Innovation Center
“Taste of the South” Basket
Mark Long
Missouri Botanical Garden
For the Nature Lover
Jean-Jacques Ledoux
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Missouri Gift Basket
Michelle Messina
NBIA Board Chair
Fine California Wines
and Wine Utensils

Meredith Erlewine
Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise

“Best of Missouri” Basket
John Ware
The Smashed Chefs
The Smashed Chefs Basket
Brij Khorana
St. Louis Business Journal
Subscription to the
St. Louis Business Journal
Kyle Harfst
St. Louis Enterprise Centers –
Batter Up! Cookies
The Brownie Factory
DB Gourmet Cookies
Picnic Basket of Yummy Treats
Pat Powell
Total BackOffice
Solutions, Inc.
Professional Financial, Payroll and other Services gift certificate
Marie Longserre
Turnstone, a Steelcase Company
319 Executive Leather Chair
Marie Longserre
Tyler Area Business Incubator - Vu-Ryte
Vu-Ryte Desktop Computer Accessory Package (2 packages)
Pat Powell,
Brij Khorana
The Venture Centre -
Meyers Minerals
Peridotite Desk Clock
Ed Hobbs

Silent Auction General Information

NBIA has something new in store at the 20th International Conference on Business Incubation: a silent auction.

The first-ever NBIA Silent Auction will kick off during the Expo Breakfast on Monday morning. You can bid on items until Tuesday afternoon; winning bids will be revealed that day. Proceeds will benefit NBIA’s Conference Scholarship Fund for first-time attendees who have not had the resources to attend the International Conference in the past.

You don’t have to be a bidder to participate in the auction – you can donate an item or items for bidding, too. One idea is to assemble a basket of products and services from your incubator clients and graduates. What a great way to show your colleagues all the great things happening at your incubator!

Not an incubator? Consulting services, gift cards to national stores or restaurants, or arts and crafts from your region are all great ideas – and a perfect way to introduce yourself and your organization to the 600+ attendees at the conference.

Donors will receive recognition in the conference materials, at the silent auction table and through conference signage.

Donation Guidelines
  • The Silent Auction will be held during NBIA’s 20th International Conference on Business Incubation, April 30-May 3, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station, St. Louis, Mo.
  • To donate an item, complete the donation registration form.
  • Donation registration forms must be received by March 31, 2006, for inclusion in the conference materials and recognition on conference signage.
  • Gift certificates donated for bidding must be valid through December 31, 2006.
  • Industry marketing products or services donated for bidding should be available June 1 through December 31, 2006.
  • Clearly list any restrictions, such as expiration dates and blackout dates.
  • All donated items must have a minimum retail value requirement of $25 USD.
  • Please assign a “value” (Approximate Retail Value) to the donation on the registration form along with a 25- to 50-word description of the product/service donated.
Donation Suggestions

Donations could include, but are not limited to:

  • Incubator client products and services
  • Incubator graduate products and services
  • Gift baskets
  • Art
  • Handcrafted originals
  • Items native to your region
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Trade publication display advertising
  • Research or management support services
  • Professional industry association memberships
  • Industry trade show booth and registration fees
  • Public relations services or editorial coverage
  • Industry support services, such as software
  • Consulting service packages
Shipping and Set Up Guidelines

  • Item(s) may be brought personally to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station and dropped off at the conference registration area between 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.
  • Item(s) may be shipped directly to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station. (NBIA will provide additional information regarding shipment.)
  • If you have brochures or literature describing companies or artists involved in production of an item, please bring or send some for display.
  • Items requiring assembly must be assembled on-site by the donor. If special assistance is required from NBIA, please indicate this on the donation registration form.
Tax Information

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is a private non-profit 501 (c) 3 membership organization. NBIA is the world's leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. It provides thousands of professionals with the information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies.

All contributions to the association are tax deductible. Because of the complexity of charitable contributions, we suggest you consult a tax adviser or trained agent to determine the actual deductible amount of your donation.

If you have questions about the silent auction, contact Stephani Hatcher at shatcher@nbia.org.


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