Nominations Open for the Fox Cities Chamberís Pinnacle Awards

Annual awards program given new name to symbolize the accomplishments of award recipients

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its nomination process is open for the 2018 Pinnacle Awards. Previously known as “The EVENT: Celebrating Business Excellence”, the awards program was given a new name this year to symbolize the accomplishments of the recognized award recipients and embody the essence of the awards to our business community.


Each year this prestigious awards program recognizes individuals who make the Fox Cities a great place to live, work and play. The award recipients are individuals who embrace principled leadership, strategic thinking, balanced workplace values and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence. Online nominations will be accepted now through September 7 at


The award categories include ATHENAâ Leadership, Business Hall of Fame, Champion of the Chamber, Entrepreneur of the Year, Gus A. Zuehlke Distinguished Service and the Joyce Bytof Exceptional Mentor award. Criteria and descriptions for each award can be found on the online nomination form.


Pinnacle Award eligibility includes:

  • Nominees have shown support and commitment to the business community
  • Nominees are committed to the mission and values of the Fox Cities Chamber
  • Nominees conduct or have conducted business within the Fox Cities
  • Previous nominees are eligible for re-nomination the following year
  • All nominations are considered at the discretion of the selection committee
  • Awards can only be won once in the same category, except for the Champion of the Chamber Award.


Award recipients will be announced in October and recognized at the Pinnacle Awards Gala, presented by Bank First National on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Downtown Appleton. Black tie attire is admired but not required for this event.


Registration is now open for this year’s event at Individual tickets are $65 each and Corporate Packages are available for $1,250 which includes 10 tickets, 10 raffle tickets and recognition as an event supporter. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce initiatives and Fox Cities Chamber Foundation which encompasses talent and workforce programming created to adapt and respond to workforce needs in our community.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2018 Pinnacle Awards. Please contact Beth Davis to learn more at (920) 734-7101 or For event information, please contact Kristen Greiner, Events Manager at the Fox Cities Chamber at (920) 734-7101 or To see previous recipients, visit

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