Nominations open June 21!
Deadline extended to Aug. 13
Nominations are open through Aug. 13 for the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce's highest honors recognizing business and professional excellence in the Fox Cities region. Nominate an outstanding Fox Cities leader for these distinguished awards, which will be selected by a Chamber-appointed committee and announced to the public on Friday, Oct. 1. Four of this year’s honorees will also be recognized on stage at the Chamber’s new Celebrate Fox Cities Annual Dinner Oct. 14 in Appleton: the ATHENA Leadership Award®, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, and this year’s inductee into the Fox Cities Business Leader Hall of Fame.
For more information, please contact Kristen Greiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All-Time Awards Recipients
ATHENA Leadership Award®
2019 Recipient: Heather Schimmers - Ascension Wisconsin
2018 Recipient: Patti Habeck - Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
2017 Recipient: Donna Gehl - Image Studios
2016 Recipient: Jean Long Manteufel - A-1 Moving & Storage
2015 Recipient: Lisa Cruz - Red Shoes PR
2014 Recipient: Margaret LeBrun, Insight Publications
2013 Recipient: Beth Davis, Community First Credit Union
2012 Recipient: Monica Vomastic, Landmark Staffing Resources Inc.
2011 Recipient: Kathi Seifert, Katapult, LLC
Business Leader Hall of Fame Inductees
2019: Denny Lamers - McMahon Associates; Rollie Stephenson - Faith Technologies
2018: Walter Keller - Keller, Inc.
2017: Debra Michiels - Fox Banquets & Rivertyme Catering; Thomas Prosser - Dunsirn Partners, LLC
2016: Cody Splitt - Attorney; Walt Rugland - Thrivent Financial
2015: John Bergstrom - Bergstrom Corporation; Richard "Dick" Bergstrom - Bergstrom Corporation
2014: John Bykowski - SECURA Insurance; Leota Ester - Landmark the Staffing Resource; Dave Voss - Miron Construction
2013: Oscar C. Boldt - The Boldt Company; Catherine Tierney - Community First Credit Union
2012: Paul Hoffman - Hoffman; Bob Keller - J.J. Keller & Associates; Kathi Seifert - Katapult, LLC
2011: William R. Bassett - Bassett Mechanical; Joyce Bytof - Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Inc.; John Pfefferle - Pfefferle Companies, Inc.
Business of the Year
2020 Recipients: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Fox Cities Sign
2019 Recipients: Tundraland Home Improvements, The Chiropractic Advantage, Neenah Foundry
2018 Recipients: Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, ABT Foundation Solutions, Inc., JP Graphics, Inc.
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 Award
2020 Recipient: Little Critter Pediatric Dentistry
2019 Recipient: NOVO Health
2018 Recipient: JumpStart Auto Repair
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
Gus A. Zuehlke Distinguished Service Award
2019 Recipient: Susan May - Fox Valley Technical College
2018 Recipient: Catherine Tierney - Community First Credit Union
2017 Recipient: Kathi Seifert - Katapult, LLC
2016 Recipient: Richard Batley - R.B. Batley Hospitality
2015 Recipient: Jon Stellmacher - Thrivent Financial
2014 Recipient: Walter S. Rugland - Thrivent Financial
2013 Recipient: John Bykowski - SECURA Insurance
2012 Recipient: O.C. Boldt - The Boldt Group
2011 Recipient: John F. Bergstrom - Bergstrom Automotive
Joyce Bytof Exceptional Mentor Award
2019 Recipient: Sherry Coley - Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.
2018 Recipient: Joanne Fischer - Telecom Insites LLC
2017 Recipient: Donald Herrmann - Herrmann Advantage Consulting, LLC
2016 Recipient: Tom Wiltzius - Wiltzius Associates
2015 Recipient: Tony Busch - Priora Cash Flow Management, LLC
2014 Recipient: Kathi Seifert - Katapult, LLC
2013 Recipient: Kathy Westover - SOFTSPAN
2012 Recipient: Beth Davis - Community First Credit Union
2011Recipient: Mary Harp-Jirschele - J. J. Keller Foundation, Inc.
Company Innovation Award
2020 Recipients: Sure-Dry Basement Systems, Appleton International Airport
2019 Recipients: The Boldt Company, clearTREND Research, LLC
2018 Recipient: Blue Door Consulting
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
All-Time Awards Recipients
Awards not currently presented
Exemplary Marketing Performance
2019 Recipient: Coalesce Marketing and Design
2018 Recipients: Security Luebke Roofing, Nutritional Healing, LLC
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 / Leadership
2020 Recipients: Community First Credit Union, Wisconsin Veterans Village Association
2019 Recipients: Fox Communities Credit Union, American National Bank Fox Cities
2018 Recipients: Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc., A2Z Design, LLC
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
Champion of the Chamber Award
2019 Recipient: Beth Davis - Community First Credit Union; Sharon Hulce - Employment Resource Group, Inc.
2018 Recipient: Scott Jensen - Wisconsin Herd
2017 Recipient: Richard Parks - Modern Woodmen of America
2016 Recipient: Patrick Minskey - Edward Jones
2015 Recipient: Les Van Ornum - Merchants' Choice Card Services, LLC
2014 Recipient: Dennis Jochman - Bechard Group
2013 Recipient: Ron Zahn - Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
2012 Recipient: Debra Michiels - Fox Banquets Rivertyme Catering
2011 Recipient: Tim Higgins - Owner, ChiRho Services
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2020 Recipient: Patti Purcell - Writing by Design
2018 Recipient: Kimberly Stoeger - Nutritional Healing, LLC
2017 Recipient: Doris & Alice Ng - GingeRootz Asian Grille
2016 Recipient: Dave Willems - Willems Marketing and Events
2015 Recipient: Brian Gottlieb - Tundraland
2014 Recipient: Jim Bere - Alta Resources
2013 Recipient: Debra Michiels - Fox Banquets Rivertyme Catering
2012 Recipient: Rollie Stephenson - Faith Technologies, Inc.
2011 Recipient: Kevin Eismann - Epiphany Law, LLC