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 six award categories: Business of the Year, Rising Star, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company Innovation, Exemplary Marketing Performance, and Corporate Citizen / Leadership.
Businesses are nominated through an online process. 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.
Business of the Year
Recognizes businesses for outstanding performance, growing and/or increasing jobs, increasing sales, overcoming adversity and community contributions.
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
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.
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
Entrepreneur of the Year
Recognizes an individual who, through his/her own risk and initiative, has established a thriving and successful business. (This award was previously recognized at the annual Pinnacle Awards Gala.)
2018 Recipient: Kimberly Stoeger - Owner/Clinical Nutritionist, Nutritional Healing, LLC
2017 Recipient: Doris & Alice Ng - Co-owners, GingeRootz Asian Grille
2016 Recipient: Dave Willems - CEO and Principal, Willems Marketing and Events
2015 Recipient: Brian Gottlieb - Owner, Tundraland
2014 Recipient: Jim Bere - Alta Resources
Acknowledges organizations that identify opportunities and execute creative-thinking and calculated risk-taking to bring innovation to the marketplace.
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
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.
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
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.
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