2019 Marketplace recap

MARKETPLACE 2019 was a great success. Thank you for joining us in Milwaukee! 

2019 Community economic development award winners

Herb miller

Contract Mentoring and
Business Development Award

Mine-za Thao

Community Economic Development Award

Tru Mwololo

State Diversity Development and
Advocacy Award

David Kircher

Minority Business Development Award


The MARKETPLACE Outstanding Business Awards recognize Wisconsin businesses that show overall business excellence in sales growth, product innovation, employment and management. Those awards have two categories, one for businesses with more than 25 employees and one for small businesses with 25 or fewer employees. The Rising Star Awards recognizes the achievements of businesses operating less than five years that have demonstrated strong growth potential.

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the MARKETPLACE Outstanding Business Awards!

Outstanding Large Business Award Winners

Coakley Brothers/Brothers Interiors, Milwaukee
Woman-Owned Business

Greenfire Management, Milwaukee
Minority-Owned Business

Outstanding Small Business Award Winners

PeroDigm Design Studio LLC , Cambridge
Minority-Owned Business

Red Shoes Inc., Appleton
Woman-Owned Business

Nagel Architects LLC, Elm Grove
Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

Rising Star Award Winners

LEDSENS LLC dba Safelumin, Oconomowoc
Minority-Owned Business

Genesis Health Consulting LLC, Milwaukee
Woman-Owned Business

Saving Ourselves LLC, Milwaukee
Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

The MARKETPLACE The Legacy Award is given to a family owned company that has shown true determination and growth from their humble beginnings to their success of today and their plans for tomorrow.

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the MARKETPLACE Legacy Award!

Legacy Award Winner

JCP Construction LLC, Milwaukee