BizTimes Media is accepting nominations for its 2013 Bravo! Entrepreneur and IQ (Innovation Quotient) Awards. The awards salute southeastern Wisconsin's boldest, most dynamic and innovative companies and corporate leaders.
The winners will be saluted at the ninth annual BizExpo, which will take place Thursday, May 16, at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino. Last year, more than 3,000 business leaders attended the BizExpo, which featured more than 130 booth exhibitors and a series of impactful business seminars.
The Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards salute executives who exemplify strong company leadership, including vision, innovation, risk-taking and perseverance.
Last year's Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards winners included: Sarit Singhal, CEO and president, Superior Support Services Inc.; Lori Zindl, president, OS inc.; Michael Coakley, managing partner, C.H. Coakley & Company; Jim Haertel, president, Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery; Michael Kopper, president, Centrisys Corp.; David Kasinskas, president and owner, Graphics Systems Corp.; Kyle Weatherly, president, Solaris; Michael Malatesta, founder and president, Advanced Waste Services; and Kitty Tierney, owner, Impressions Day Spa.
The 2012 Regional Spirit Award went to the Balistreri family, which owns and operates Sendik's Food Markets.
The list of past recipients of the BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award reads like a "who's who" of Milwaukee business leaders: Sheldon Lubar, founder and chairman of Lubar & Co.; Fritz and Debra Usinger of the Usinger family; Stephen Marcus of The Marcus Corp.; George Dalton of Fiserv Inc.; Robert Kern of Generac; Joe Zilber of Towne Realty; and Harry Quadracci of Quad/Graphics Inc.
The BizTimes IQ Awards celebrate innovations in business. The awards salute companies for their most innovative, clever and unique products, services or processes.
Last year's IQ Awards recipients were: Bruno Independent Living Aids Inc.; Cilio Technologies; Custom Service Hardware; Johnson Controls Inc.; SHARP Literacy Inc.; ZoomShift, Milwaukee; GE Healthcare; Zero-Trace LLC; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin; and Perfect Cross LLC.
To nominate leader or company for a Bravo! Entrepreneur or IQ Awards, visit biztimes.com/bravo. The online nomination process is free and simple. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominees for innovations nonprofit organizations also are accepted. Companies of all sizes are encouraged to participate.
In addition to being publicly honored at the BizExpo, the winners will be saluted in a special edition of BizTimes Milwaukee. To view a digital edition of last year's publication, click here.
For additional information about the BizExpo, visit biztimes.com/bizexpo.
Steve Jagler is executive editor of BizTimes.
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Steve Jagler
Published April 16, 2014
Despite news that the two new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks and outgoing owner Herb Kohl will contribute $200 million to a new arena, that leaves at least another $200 million to be raised for a new arena. And that is where a series of unanswered questions lies, beginning with how much public tax support will be needed to build a new arena?
Published April 4, 2014
I, for one, have always hesitated to link stock market performances to U.S. presidents. After all, global forces and factors such as energy costs that presidents cannot always control often play key roles in the fates of the markets.
Published March 15, 2014
By now, I'm sure you've heard about the Milwaukee Brewers' new little mascot for the 2014 season. After all, Hank the Dog seems to be on his way to the growing ranks of Brewers' icons, ranging from Bernie Brewer and the Racing Sausages to Front Row Amy and the Door Man seated behind the visitors' dugout.
Published Feb. 19, 2014
Take a good, hard look at outgoing State Senators Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center), Tim Cullen (D-Janesville) and Bob Jauch (D-Poplar). They are members of an endangered species.
Published Feb. 13, 2014
In this harsh Wisconsin winter, a citizen video is sparking public pressure against Simon Property Group's decision to move the public bus stop 1,000 feet away from Southridge Mall's entrances.
Published Feb. 7, 2014
When the Wisconsin State Legislature convened in early 2013, the Republican majority made Senate Bill 1 to streamline the state's mining regulations a top priority. Nearly a year later, the bottom has fallen out of the mining industry, and the bill is being exposed for what it was: a law written by proponents of the mining industry that was not tenable with federal environmental standards.
Published Feb. 6, 2014
BizTimes is restructuring its editorial team, and the changes will have an impact on how the business community interacts with our company and how our award-winning editorial content is generated.
Published Jan. 30, 2014
Word to the wise: If your cell phone receives a one-ring phone call from a number you do not recognize, do NOT call the number back to inquire about whom was calling you.
Published Jan. 17, 2014
Economist Michael Knetter is forecasting the national gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 3 percent in 2014. Knetter, president of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, issued his macroeconomic projections for the year ahead to an audience of more than 500 people at the Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast presented by BizTimes Media at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee today.
Published Jan. 8, 2014
If no county solution - including new taxation - is found to build a new Downtown arena, we must understand and be prepared to live with the consequences.