David Maher

David Maher, president and CEO of Acushnet, manufacturer of two of golf’s leading brands – Titleist and Foot-Joy – will be the keynote speaker at Methodist University’s fourth annual Reeves School of Business Symposium and Awards Dinner. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites, at 4760 Lake Valley Dr.

Nine awards will be presented at the event: Alumni Business Person of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Greater Good Award, Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, The Silver Spoon Award, the Small Business Excellence Award, the University Service Award, and the Friend of the Program Award.

For more information or to purchase a ticket to this event, contact Krista Lee at 910.630.7048, or klee@methodist.edu. Tickets can also be purchased online.

About the awards

The Alumni Business Person of the Year is a graduate of Methodist University who has shown promise for a successful career. The Business Person of the Year an executive who makes great contributions, not only to the successful operation of local business and industry, but also to the civic and cultural life of the community. Entrepreneur of the Year is awarded to a risk-taker in the free enterprise system: a person who sees an opportunity and then devises strategies to achieve specific objectives. The Greater Good Award is given to a professional who has shown kindness, charity, humanity, love, and friendship to his/her associates. Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur is a North Carolina resident who owns, has established, or manages a small business. The award committee will also consider the individual’s creativity, innovativeness, and personal contributions to and involvement with the community. The Silver Spoon Award is given to a person who, though not born with the proverbial spoon in his/her mouth, has originated and built a successful business recognized for its uniqueness in planning, production, or some other aspect of its operation. The Small-Business Excellence Award goes to a business that employs fewer than 300 persons and generates revenue of less than $15 million per annum. The award committee will also consider the creativity of the business, the uniqueness of the product, the employees’ welfare and the contributions of the business to its community.