Wisconsin Business Achievement Award
In celebration and promotion of free enterprise, the Flowers Family Foundation will be awarding the 4th Annual Wisconsin Business Achievement Award at WMC’s State of Wisconsin Business event on October 19, 2017.
Nomination Deadline: August 1
The award, which includes a $75,000 donation to a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization of the winner’s choosing, will honor an individual or entity that has had a positive impact on the Wisconsin economy. The award may be granted to an individual, partnership, corporation, organization, educational institution benefitting the Wisconsin economy. Potential activity could include exports, inventions, developing technology and/or products or services; excellent in organization, creating or improving a product, industry or profession, educates, leads, communicates, etc.
Winners will be chosen by a panel consisting of:
- WMC President/CEO: Kurt R. Bauer
- UW System Board of Regents President: Regina Millner
- Media Representative from The Wall Street Journal: Allysia Finl
Application deadine is August 1, 2017.
PDF format nominations should be returned via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to: Flowers Family Foundation, Inc., 2364 Jackson St., #308, Stoughton, WI 53589
Questions: Contact June Bunting at 608.873.4378
The Flowers Family Foundation has given a Wisconsin Business Achievement award at WMC Foundation’s annual State of Wisconsin Business Luncheon in October for the past three years to recognize those that have made positive impacts on our state’s economy.
The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the winner’s role in supporting the Wisconsin economy, hoping to publicize and encourage others. The award is nonpartisan and non-political.
The award may be granted to an individual, partnership, corporation, organization, educational institution-benefiting Wisconsin’s economy. Potential activity could include exports, inventions, developing technology and/or products or services; excellent in organization, creating or improving a product, industry or profession, educates, leads, communicates, etc.
The 2014 award included a $50,000 donation to be given to a Wisconsin-based 501(c)(3) organization of the winner’s choosing. In 2015, the award increased to $60,000, and in 2016 it was $70,000.
2016: L.B. White Company earned the prestigious 2016 Wisconsin Business Achievement Award. Located in Onalaska, Wisconsin, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of propane, natural gas and kerosene heaters for agricultural, construction, tent and greenhouse environments. L.B. White employees decided to share the $75,000 donation between two La Crosse area non-profits: Couleecap Work-N-Wheels program and the Coulee Region Business Center. The company’s award donation of $37,500 to Couleecap will be matched by the state and used to help struggling families with their transportation needs. The Coulee Region Business Center plans to use its $37,500 award donation to revitalize its building while helping to keep the space affordable to entrepreneurial companies.
2015: OEM Fabricators, Inc. won the second annual Wisconsin Business Achievement Award in 2015 after being nominated by Success by 6, St. Croix Valley. As part of the award, OEM Fabricators donated $60,000 to the United Way of Success by 6, St. Croix Valley which supports early childhood development.
2014: Kapco, Inc. was nominated by the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce. The award accompanied a donation of $50,000 from the Flowers Family Foundation to a Wisconsin based 50l(c)3 charitable organization of the awardee’s choosing. Kapco chose Hometown Heroes in Grafton as the charity.