President William Jefferson Clinton
December 8, 2001
"While there are a lot of companies who meet every year and celebrate their
successes, there aren't too many that have as much to celebrate as you do. Over
the past 8 years, during the longest economic expansion in American history you
grew faster than any management consulting company in history, and I congratulate
you for that. And the small and medium-size businesses that you helped to flourish
fueled America's economic growth."
President George Herbert Walker Bush
December 11, 1999
"Businesses like IPA are generating the kinds of jobs and opportunities that we
need to stay strong, providing the kinds of innovative services and products we need
to stay productive."
President Gerald R. Ford
January 3, 1998
President Gerald Ford, in his keynote address, indicated that small business was
"vital" to the American economy - producing more jobs than the Fortune
500 companies. He stated that 70% of all Americans are employed by companies with
less than 50 employees. He praised IPA for its fast
growth and work in helping small business owners improve their business operations.
Senator Bob Dole
December 12, 1998
Senator Dole, in his keynote address, indicated that small and medium-size businesses
tended to be more competitive than large businesses. He stated that we should never
reach a point where large businesses become the focal point of national policy. He
was concerned that this would not benefit the average citizen. Senator Dole expressed
support for the role IPA plays in assisting business in meeting the many challenges
they face in our economy; and praised IPA for its fast growth and efforts in helping
business owners improve their company's domestic and international operations.