Topic: Hitting the $1 Million Mark and Beyond
Speaker: Ray Kinney – President, Minuteman Press Naperville
Description: It requires a different mindset to hit the $1 million mark as an entrepreneur, and Ray Kinney has mastered that mindset. An entrepreneur a few times over, Ray has learned to successfully navigate the entrepreneur scene and reach impressive levels of growth with each of his companies. He’ll share with you a few of his strategies, and get you thinking in the right direction to develop your own mentality for success.
Longtime Naperville resident Ray Kinney serves as a partner at Maclyn Group – an award winning marketing and communications firm that serves clients such as Dunkin Donuts, Calamos Family Partners, Argus Brewery, Aasonn, Midwestern University and other large corporations throughout the country. Additionally, Ray is a partner of Blooming Color and Minuteman Press, both commercial printing facilities in the Western Suburbs.
Kinney, along with his business partners, has a passion for the communities they do business in – and have formed their companies on the foundation of giving back. Kinney has been an active Member of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce since 1984; having served two terms on the Board of Directors including serving as President of the Board in 1996. He is a founding member of the Naperville Development Partnership where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors in addition to serving on the Boards of Choose DuPage, the Ron Buonauro Memorial Foundation, and the Naperville Exchange Club’s Ribfest. Kinney is also a trustee of the Heritage YMCA and North Central College. In 2010, Kinney was awarded the first-ever honorary Bachelor of Science in Public Service from the College in their 150-year history.
His proudest business accomplishments include being a Small Business of the Year Award recipient in 1999 in the category of Service, Business Man of the Year Award from the Illinois Crime Commission, Kid’s Best Friend Award from the Education Center, and both a Lifetime Achievement Award and JCI Senator designation from the Naperville Jaycees. Kinney has also been given the book of Golden Deeds from the Exchange Club of Naperville and been named Rotarian of the Year by the Naperville Rotary Club.
Aside from all the community and business involvement, Ray’s favorite pastimes include spending time with his wife Paula, making college visits to Indiana University where his eldest daughter Sara attends, and coaching or watching his youngest two children; J.R. and Emily in Volleyball, Basketball and Baseball. When he is not working on being Dad of the Year (a title given to him by Naperville Magazine in 2007), Ray can be found enjoying a glass of wine and good company at one of the many fine establishments in his favorite place to be – Naperville, Illinois.