2015 Business Awards

The annual Business Awards program recognizes excellence in businesses that have a unique blend of vision, energy, perseverance and skill, and that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in operating a business and leadership in the community.

Eligibility for all award categories:

  • Located within the geographic area defined as the Fox Cities (by the Fox Cities Chamber)
  • Previous winners cannot be nominated in the same category that they won for 3 years
  • If a company is nominated in multiple categories, the company can only be named to the top 3 in one category.
  • Winners will be announced at the Business Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Winners will be recognized in small (1 to 50 FTE or equivalent) and large (51 or more FTE or equivalent) categories for all awards except Rising Star.

Each of the questions have been given a merit weight, which is listed at the end of the question.  The total of all questions is 100%.

Nomination deadline: Friday, April 24
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 8


Please click on the Forms below to complete the detailed application/self nomination form below.  The forms do not auto save.  We recommend you review the questions and prepare your answers in a Word document, then copy and paste the answers into the form.

Business of the Year Form
Small and large business recognized in one of three categories: service | wholesale/retail | manufacturing

Rising Star Form
Small and large business recognized in one of three categories: service | wholesale/retail | manufacturing

Corporate Leadership Form
Small and large business recognized: recognizes an organization whose philosophy of giving and community involvement has made a significant difference in the health and well-being of the Fox Cities.

Company Innovation Form
Honors an organization that brings innovation to the marketplace by acting entrepreneurially and thinking critically and creatively to solve problems.

Exemplary Marketing / Performance Form
Acknowledges an organization who has taken risks around their marketing and promotional practices that have ultimately improved revenue, communication, customer relationships, market share or visibility.