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.

Award categories

Outstanding Large Business Awards

For companies with more than 25 employees  (full- and part-time)

Recognizes Wisconsin-based certified business enterprises with 25 or more employees that have demonstrated the capacity to grow over the past five years, with plans to continue expanding in the future

Outstanding Small Business Awards

For companies with 25 employees or fewer (full- and part-time)

Recognizes Wisconsin-based certified business enterprises with 25 or fewer employees that have demonstrated the capacity to grow over the past five years, with plans to continue expanding in the future

Rising Star Awards

Recognizes Wisconsin-based emerging certified business enterprises established on or after Jan. 1, 2017, that have strong growth potential by virtue of their past performance, innovative products or services, business team or other distinct competitive advantage

 

To be eligible for an award in the current year, the company cannot have won that same award category under the same certification in the past five years.

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)

2020 Business Excellence Award Winners

Outstanding Large Business Award Winners

  • Hurt Electric Inc., Menomonee Falls
  • Premier Medical Staffing Services LLC, West Allis
  • Security Officer Services Inc., Milwaukee

Outstanding Small Business Award Winners

  • Cartridge Savers Inc., Madison
  • SPEARity LLC, Milwaukee
  • Vendi Advertising LLC, La Crosse
  • Your Personal Gardener & Arborist, Mukwonago

Rising Star Award Winners

  • DK-39 Management and Consulting LLC, Middleton
  • Heather Hernandez Enterprises DBA Brothers Painting Sheboygan
  • Volley Life LLC, Milwaukee

Legacy Award Winners

  • Amigo Construction, LLC – Cambridge
  • B & D Contractors, Inc. – New Berlin
  • Fair Oaks Farm, LLC – Pleasant Prairie

2020 Business Excellence Award Finalists

Outstanding Large Business Award Finalists

For companies with 25 employees or more

  • Fair Oaks Farms LLC, Pleasant Prairie
  • Hurt Electric Inc., Menomonee Falls
  • Premier Medical Staffing Services LLC, West Allis
  • RHD Plumbing Inc., Stoughton
  • Security Officer Services Inc., Milwaukee
  • Southern Wisconsin Interpreting & Translation Services Ltd. DBA SWITS Ltd., Delavan

Outstanding Small Business Award Finalists

For companies with 25 employees or fewer

  • Amigo Construction LLC, Cambridge
  • Athena Communications LLC, Milwaukee
  • B & D Contractors Inc., New Berlin
  • Cartridge Savers Inc., Madison
  • Crawford Evaluation Group, Waukesha
  • Reynolds Packaging LLC, Green Bay
  • Rivera & Associates Inc., Milwaukee
  • SPEARity LLC, Milwaukee
  • Vendi Advertising LLC, La Crosse
  • Your Personal Gardener & Arborist, Mukwonago

Rising Star Award Finalists

  • De Vor Communications LLC, Germantown
  • DK-39 Management and Consulting LLC, Middleton
  • Heather Hernandez Enterprises DBA Brothers Painting Sheboygan
  • MAID in Lake Geneva Inc., Lake Geneva
  • The Communication Strategist LLC, Milwaukee
  • SUR Natural Health Brands LLC, Shorewood
  • Volley Life LLC, Milwaukee

2020 Community Economic Development Awards

MICHELE CARTER

Wisconsin Department Development Workforce;
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (Former)

LEE SHIREY

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

MARJORIE RUCKER

The Business Council

LARRY GLUSMAN

Davis & Kuelthau