Business Awards

Each year, the Chamber recognizes businesses and organizations in the Fox Cities that help make it a vibrant, innovative and dynamic community.

The awards given are based on leadership, dedication and achievement. There are five award categories: Business of the Year, Rising Star, Company Innovation, Exemplary Marketing Performance, and Corporate Citizen/Corporate Leadership.

Businesses are nominated through an online process, open now through February 23, 2018. Nominated businesses are then contacted by a representative at the Chamber and asked to complete the award application. Award recipients are announced in the Spring and recognized at the Annual Business Awards Luncheon.

Please join us at this year's event to recognize the 2018 Business Awards Recipients on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Business of the Year

Recognizes businesses for outstanding performance, growing and/or increasing jobs, increasing sales, overcoming adversity and community contributions.

2017 Recipients: McMAHON Associates, Inc., CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel & Spa

2016 Recipients: Amerequip, Good Company Restaurant Group, Miron Construction, Weidert Group

2015 Recipients: Menasha Corporation, Alpha-Prime, McClone and Midwest Restoration 

2014 Recipients: Advanced Physical Therapy, Frank's Pizza, Galloway Company, Jewelers Mutual, Valley Bakers

Rising Star

Recognizes relatively new "Up and Coming" small businesses with a unique blend of vision, energy, perseverance and skill. It is for ventures that have been in business less than five years, and has had a strong start with the potential for growing into a prosperous enterprise in the future.

2017 Recipient: Inspire Spa

2016 Recipient: Candeo Creative

2015 Recipients: R3NEW, LLC, Nutritional Healing, LLC and Green Gecko, Inc. 

2014 Recipients: J&J Machine, BConnected, Wisconsin Self Storage

Company Innovation

Acknowledges organizations that identify opportunities and execute creative-thinking and calculated risk-taking to bring innovation to the marketplace.

2017 Recipients: Miron Construction Co., Inc., Make I.T. SOAR  A Program of SOAR Fox Cities

2016 Recipients: Crane Engineering, BConnected, LLC

2015 Recipient: AeroInnovate

2014 Recipients: Optimal Digital Marketing, Omni Resources 

Exemplary Marketing Performance

Recognizes organizations that have taken risks around their marketing and promotional practices that have ultimately improved revenue, communication, customer relationships, market share or visibility.

2017 Recipients: Verve, a Credit Union, Appleton Ice, Inc.

2016 Recipients: Tundraland, A-mazing Events

2015 Recipients: Fox Valley Technical College and SOAR Fox Cities

2014 Recipients: Petit & Dommershausen, Affinity Medical Group

Corporate Citizen/Corporate Leadership

Recognizes organizations with a philosophy of giving and community involvement that have made significant differences in the health and well-being of the Fox Cities. The award encourages and supports corporate social responsibility and community leadership.

2017 Recipients: Miller Electric Mfg. Co.,The Family-91.9 FM

2016 Recipients: SECURA Insurance, Old Glory Honor Flight

2015 Recipients: Innovative Services, Inc. and Stellar Blue Technologies

2014 Recipients: United Way, US Venture



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