Published Monday, April 17, 2017

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Business Awards. The goal of the awards program is to recognize and reward businesses and organizations in the Fox Cities that help make this a vibrant, innovative and dynamic community. The awards are given based on leadership, dedication and achievement.

Business of the Year

The Business of the Year Award recognizes businesses for outstanding performance, growing and/or increasing jobs; increasing sales; overcoming adversity; and community contributions. This year’s winners are:

Large Employer – McMAHON Associates, Inc.

Small Employer – CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel & Spa


Rising Star

The Rising Star Award 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 have gotten off to a strong start with the potential for growing into a prosperous enterprise in the future. This year’s winner is:

Inspire Spa


Company Innovation

The Company Innovation Award acknowledges organizations that identify opportunities and execute creative-thinking and calculated risk-taking to bring innovation to the marketplace. This year’s winners are:

Large Employer – Miron Construction Co., Inc.

Small Employer – Make I.T. SOAR A Program of SOAR Fox Cities


Exemplary Marketing and/or Performance

The Exemplary Marketing and/or Performance Award recognizes organizations that have taken risks around their marketing and promotional practices that have ultimately improved revenue, communication, customer relationships, market share or visibility. This year’s winners are:

Large Employer – Verve, a Credit Union

Small Employer – Appleton Ice, Inc.


Corporate Citizen / Corporate Leadership

The Corporate Citizen / Corporate Leadership Award 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. This year’s winners are:

Large Employer – Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

Small Employer – The Family


The Fox Cities Chamber is hosting the Business Awards Luncheon where the winners will be recognized for their achievements. General admission is $45, tables of 10 are $400. Visit to register for the luncheon.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
333 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

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