Business Recognition Luncheon

Business Recognition Luncheon 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
KI Convention Center

Presented by:

Johnson Financial Group

2019 marks the 31st year the Greater Green Bay Chamber will celebrate the success of area individuals and businesses at the Business Recognition Luncheon.


Business Person of the Year

  • Michell Bartlein
    Savoye Salon Spa
  • Kate Burgess
  • Pete Dorsch
    Dorsch Ford Lincoln Kia
  • Ann Franz
    NEW Manufacturing Alliance
  • Tony Hoslet
    Hoslet Consulting - Sandler Training Green Bay
  • Lance Peroutka

Cornerstone Award

  • Bayland Buildings, Inc.
  • Camera Corner Connecting Point
  • Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport
  • Green Bay Floral & Greenhouse
  • McDonald Companies
  • Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Rawhide
  • Services Plus
  • Verhalen Commercial Interiors

Entrepreneurial Award

  • ETS Fitness
  • Jenstar Movement Studio
  • Lucky 7 Dog Rescue
  • MatchBack Systems, Inc.
  • Pilotsmith, Inc.
  • Sepia Chapel

Growth Award

  • Element
  • The Heel Shoe Fitters
  • Packer Fastener
  • Profile by Sanford
  • Stellar Blue Technologies

Special Accomplishment Award

  • The Automobile Gallery & Event Center
  • Curative Connections
  • Hotel Northland
  • Literacy Green Bay, Inc.
  • Lucky 7 Dog Rescue
  • Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services
  • Old Glory Honor Flight, Inc.
  • Rawhide
  • Wyss Family Clinic of Chiropractic



We encourage businesses to exhibit at the Business Recognition Luncheon, where there will be a great audience for them. With more than 500 attendees each year, this event is a singular opportunity for member businesses to receive valuable exposure and make connections.

If you would you like to get your products or services in front of hundreds of people, contact Micky Doyle, special events manager, at or 920.593.3419.


2019 Exhibitors

Achieve Brown County
Bellevue Retirement Community
The Connective: A Place for Women in Business
Creative Sign Company Inc.
CR Structures Group, Inc.
Curative Connections
Downtown Green Bay, Inc. & Olde Main Street, Inc.
Empire Beauty School
Express Employment Professionals
The Family Radio Network Inc.
Greater Green Bay Chamber
Green Bay Community Church
Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau
Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg
The H.S. Group
Hyatt Regency
Johnson Financial
Lakeland University

Lodge Kohler
Massart Chiropractic
Modern Woodmen Financial
North Star Mohican Casino Resort
O'Connor Connective
Pilotsmith, Inc.
Profile by Sanford
Range Bank
Remote Operations Company (ROC)
Savoye Salon Spa
SERVPRO of Brown County
Smet Construction Services
Sprint by Universal Wireless
Stellar Blue Technologies
Unity Hospice
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Business
VerHalen Commercial Interiors
Willis Towers Watson
Wisconsin Public Service - NatureWise
WLUK Fox 11
Woodward Radio Group


If you would like to be a sponsor for the Business Recognition Luncheon, check out these sponsorship opportunities.



Nominations are now closed. Individuals and businesses are honored in the following categories:

  • Business Person of the Year
  • Cornerstone Award
  • Entrepreneurial Award
  • Growth Award
  • Special Accomplishment Award



Business Person of the Year

Recognizes a local business leader who has demonstrated achievement in ownership or management of a small business, or who has made significant contributions to the small business environment in the Greater Green Bay area.

Kate Burgess

Cornerstone Award

Recognizes a local company that has demonstrated growth in sales, employees and/or service since its inception. Additionally, it will show active participation in the business community and makes an impact on the local community with involvement in associations and volunteer groups.

McDonald Companies

Entrepreneurial Award

Recognizes a locally owned or operated company doing business at least two but not more than five years. The business will have demonstrated a creative business approach and current success. It will have had impact on the local business community.

MatchBack Systems, Inc.

Growth Award

Recognizes a business that is locally owned and operated, in business at least three years, and under current ownership has demonstrated significant or continuous growth in sales, service and number of employees.

Growth Award

Special Accomplishment Award

Occasionally there are special circumstances that have occurred in the past year(s) deserving this award, that recognizes a small business, an organization or a person for extraordinary achievement other than excellence in entrepreneurialism, business growth or cornerstone contributions.

Literacy Green Bay

No longer awarded

  • Environmental Stewardship Award
    Presented to locally owned company doing business for more than two years that has taken actions to become more environmentally friendly or has invented or distributed products to assist other companies in becoming more environmentally friendly.
  • Family Friendly Workplace Award
    Presented to a company doing business for more than two years that is committed to its employees and have implemented family-friendly policies to assist in balancing the responsibilities of work and family life.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Johnson Financial Group

Stellar Blue Technologies

Bank First

The Business News

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP


Festival Foods


Green Bay Packers Give Back

Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg

Lodge Kohler

North Star

O'Connor Connective

Port of Green Bay

Prevea Health

Wells Fargo

Woodward Radio Group

Wisconsin Public Service