AWARDS

MARKETPLACE runs a competitive awards program to recognize Wisconsin companies that exemplify business excellence, with dedicated award categories for larger and smaller, newer and more established businesses. In addition, the conference honors individuals and organizations that are providing leadership in the business communities served by MARKETPLACE.

Certifying agencies

State of Wisconsin

DOA Supplier Diversity Program
(MBE, WBE, DVB)

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Vets First Verification Program

Wisconsin Department of Transporation

Unified Certification Program
(DBE)

2021 Business Excellence Award Winners

Outstanding Large Business Award Winners

  • RINKA, Inc – Milwaukee
  • The Dieringer Research Group Inc – Brookfield
  • Purple Mountain Solutions – Plover

Outstanding Small Business Award Winners

  • Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute Inc – Milwaukee
  • Gerber Leisure Products, Inc – Mount Horeb

Rising Star Award Winners

  • The Ellevate Collective, LLC – Glendale
  • Alliere CPA, LLC – Sun Prairie
  • Valor Technologies, LLC – Milwaukee

Legacy Award Winners

  • Singh & Associates, Inc – Wauwatosa
  • Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage – Milwaukee

2021 Business Excellence Award Finalists

Outstanding Large Business Award Finalists

For companies with 25 employees or more

  • RINKA, INC – Milwaukee
  • Carex Consulting Group, Inc – Middleton
  • Singh & Associates, Inc – Wauwatosa
  • Southern Wisconsin Interpreting & Translation Services, Ltd. – Delavan
  • The Dieringer Research Group, Inc – Brookfield
  • ILLUME Advising, LLC – Madison
  • RHD Plumbing, Inc – Stoughton
  • Purple Mountain Solutions, Inc – Plover

Outstanding Small Business Award Finalists

For companies with 25 employees or fewer

  • Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute Inc – Milwaukee
  • Faithful Consulting, LLC – Weston
  • Quintec Integration, Inc – Waukesha
  • Gerber Leisure Products, Inc – Mount Horeb
  • JTD Enterprises, Inc – Chilton
  • Bon Voyage Cruises & Vacations Inc (DBA Bon Voyage World Travel Experts) – Waterford

Rising Star Award Finalists

  • The Ellevate Collective, LLC – Glendale
  • Edwards Educational Solutions, LLC – Milwaukee
  • Cream City Print Lounge, LLC – Milwaukee
  • Alliere CPA, LLC – Sun Prairie
  • M&J Krueger Trucking, LLC – Kansasville
  • Whitson Wonder Productions, LLC – Menomonee Falls
  • Valor Technologies, LLC – Milwaukee
  • About You Solutions, LLC – Lodi
  • Kizorek Photography, LLC – Three Lakes

2021 Community Economic Development Awards

JEAN MARIE THIEL

Belonger Corporation, Inc

OSSIE KENDRIX JR.

African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

UGO NWAGBARAOCHA

Diamond Discs International

RANDY CRUMP

Prism Technical Management & Marketing Services, LLC

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

PNC Bank

FERN ORIE

Oweesta Corporation

BRIAN A. MITCHELL, P.E

Michels Corporation