The Turnaround Management Association‘s Chicago Chapter recognized two Republic Business Credit business development officers for their significant contributions. The awards were handed out at the 9th Annual Executive Speaker Forum featuring the former Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron.

Chicago-based Eric Dorner, Republic’s vice president of business development, received the inaugural “Rainmaker of the Year” award for his introductions, referrals and successful relationship-focused approach.

Houston-based William Kemp, also vice president of business development, received the “Emerging Leader” award for his contributions as co-chair of the communication committee, which led to significant improvements in its social media strategy.

“It was an exciting event that featured two of our rising stars at Republic,” said Robert Meyers, president of Republic. “To have two key members of our team recognized for their industry contributions was a proud moment for our whole business. We have an empowered culture at Republic and that encourages strong connections with the local business community. We focus on being a solutions-led business and are pleased it was recognized by our peers in the TMA.”