Small Business Day Celebration for West Central Illinois. Nominations are being called for to recognize the accomplishments of entrepreneurs and their many accomplishments for the sixth annual Small Business Day Celebration for West Central Illinois. The event is sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN), and will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2014. Entrepreneurs and small business owners bring new and unique ideas to the marketplace that create jobs and fuel economic growth. They are the backbone of America, compromising about 99.7 percent of all employers and employing more than half of the private sector. ESN is a group of service providers, dedicated to the advancement of local entrepreneurs, the promotion of innovation, and the development of an entrepreneurial culture. ESN seeks to build an entrepreneurial culture and support system that educates, engages, and transforms individuals, organizations and communities to higher levels of innovation. ESN providers and sponsors are the City of Galesburg, Galesburg Business Technology Center, Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Carl Sandburg College, Entrepreneurship Center of West Central Illinois, University of Illinois Extension, Economic Development Administration, GREDA, Illinois Small Business Development Center of WIU, and the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois.