Female Supplier – I GOT BUSY.

Let me tell you the journey and the trials and tribulations of of becoming a certified female supplier in a male-dominated industry.  When my husband — a 35-year Union electrician — wanted to open up Ott Electric in 2012, I supported him.  What he can do as an electrician has always amazed me (i.e., knows more […]

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Ottsie, LLC Awarded Second Certification

USWCC | National Women’s Business Enterprise (NWBE) This prestigious, trusted, high quality USWCC women-owned business certification is provided for firms seeking supplier opportunities with large corporations, B2B, and supply chain. Women-owned firms and individuals also utilize this certification when selecting partnership relationships and when seeking to purchase from a women-owned business.

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Ottsie, LLC Awarded Federal WOSB Certification

OTTAWA, IL:  Local business Ottsie, LLC, owned and operated by Sally Rutledge-Ott, ACE, NFPC, has been awarded Federal Woman-Owned Small Business Certification (WOSB) by the United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce, a third-party certifier for the United States Small Business Administration. “Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy”, stated Rutledge-Ott.  […]

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2014 Midwest Certified Not-For-Profit Academy is Filling Up!

This is not the time to procrastinate!  As a not-for-profit leader, board member, team member or CEO, this is THE only certified not-for-profit academy in the entire Midwest.  Seating is limited and they are going quickly.  Teachers are credentialed and ready!  Topics include:  Grant Writing Essentials, Special Events & Fundraising, Accounting/Finance, Leadership Development, Human Resources, […]

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Not-For-Profit Academy 2014

The planning has begun for the 2014 Certified Not-For-Profit Academy to be held in Illinois.  Classes include:  Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, Legal Policies & Procedures, Leadership Development, Special Events/Fundraising, Grant Writing, Board Development.  Dates are Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17.  More information to follow!  Seating is limited and filling quickly. Last year’s graduates!

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Pinned!

  Congratulations to Brian & Fran Onak of the Aldrich Guest House Bed & Breakfast in Galena, Illinois for receiving their Customer Service Excellence pin by Trip Advisor.  (815) 777-3323 or www.aldrichguesthouse.com

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Illinois Master Mind Group

“It takes a village”.  We have all heard that expression.  It also takes a group of highly intelligent business women to continually support each other in their businesses.  The Illinois Master Mind Group does just that — Empower.  Motivate.  Activate.   L-R:  Sally Rutledge-Ott, ACE, NFPC, Julie Reimer, Laurie Ragan, Linda Osthus, Alicia Sesto and […]

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Chamber of Commerce

Working with Chambers of Commerce is nothing new to Ottsie.  For 30 years, Sally has been training, facilitating and developing chambers throughout the US.  Here is an amazing leader – Katie Murphy, NFPC – President & CEO of the Galena, Illinois Chamber of Commerce.  Ottsie worked with the Galena Chamber for two years and is […]

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What Does a Nonprofit Board of Directors Do?

What Does Nonprofit Boards Do?   Nonprofit Boards of Directors. What IS their job? GOVERNANCE. Oh, and GOVERNANCE. This includes all legal and financial responsibility and hiring/firing of the top level executive, such as an Executive Director of a 501c3 or President/CEO of a 501c6. A Board can consist of no less than three (3) […]

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Nonprofit Boards – What Do They Do?

What Does Nonprofit Boards Do?   Nonprofit Boards of Directors. What IS their job? GOVERNANCE. Oh, and GOVERNANCE. This includes all legal and financial responsibility and hiring/firing of the top level executive, such as an Executive Director of a 501c3 or President/CEO of a 501c6. A Board can consist of no less than three (3) […]

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Government Contracting

Ottsie specializes in government contracting specializing in electrical and plumbing/HVAC.  We are Federally certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Certified National Women’s Business Enterprise (NWBE) and State of Illinois Female Business Enterprise (FBE) through the Business Enterprise Program (BEP).

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Full FBE Certification Awarded

Ottsie, LLC has received full Female Business Enterprise (FBE) under the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) through the Illinois Department of Central Management Services. Certification Includes the areas of: Plumbing Supplies and Equipment Electrical Supplies Misc. Building Supplies Generators Water Conditioning Equipment Contact:  Sally Rutledge-Ott, ACE, NFPC at (815) 378-7841 OR ottsiesupply@gmail.com

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