At the subsequent delicious refreshments and socializing were new contacts and old relations deepened. Overall, it was a successful event in a worthy setting. The competition Grand Prix of medium-sized enterprises”of the Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung is one of the largest competitions of its kind. This year about 1,400 nominating 3.366 outstanding medium-sized companies for competition Grand Prix of medium-sized companies have over 3,000,000 businesses that exist in Germany,”suggested. Nevertheless, 1,028 companies have reached the stage of jury and receive certificates for this purpose. Come from a total of 71 companies from Franconia following 13 companies from lower Franconia: a + f GmbH Beck houses staff & solutions BFP Business law firm Fraas & partners Edeka Nordbayern Sachsen Thuringen GmbH yew production + distribution GmbH & co.

KG Erik Walther GmbH & co. KG, oil trading company Georg Ackermann GmbH Saint field GmbH Heinrich & Schleyer GmbH natural integrated feeding system GmbH memo AG business Nano system and technologies GmbH SSI Schafer Noell GmbH which are criteria of competition holistically designed, so that the companies are judged by the following 5 points. The creation and protection of employment and training innovations, modernisations and process optimisations social commitment to customer orientation, service economic development as a result of our entrepreneurial actions an essential peculiarity of the competition is the free participation. This is possible because that over 200 people engage voluntarily and enthusiastically for the Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung and the German medium-sized businesses. Many sponsors, above all Deutsche Post AG as well as since last Year also the Raiffeisen Landesbank Oberosterreich (winner of the special award: Bank of the year 2008), and many other companies allow this nationwide, privately financed competition through their financial and personal commitment as well as extensive donations in kind. Annually changing patrons such as Wolfgang Bohmer, Roland Koch, Helmut Schmidt, Prof. Dr.

Roman Herzog, Dr. Guido Westerwelle, Wolfgang Clement, and many more show the importance of the competition. Currently, the Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation, the problem-solving skills in SMEs through a centre of excellence plant middle class”network. It aims to create a platform that can be safer, key decisions made and improvements faster. The IMBEMA consult GmbH consulting, as a consultancy for SMEs, will this spot in Franconia and Bavaria support. Thus a practical contribution to the support and strengthening of the German middle class should be made, because after all is the motto of the Oskar-Patzelt Foundation healthy middle class, strong economy, more jobs”. Burgkunstadt, the 12.10.2009 responsible for content: IMBEMA-consult GmbH Robert Knitt press and public relations work Jacob-may-str. 5 96224 Burgkunstadt Tel.: 09572 6099477