Signature Event

Business Recognition Luncheon

Business Recognition Luncheon 2022

A celebration designed to recognize and honor individuals' and companies' achievements, growth, innovation, and exceptional business practices in Greater Green Bay. Please join us and show your support for the accomplishments of local businesses.


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Stay tuned for 2023 event details.

Congratulations to our 2022 recipients

Garritt Bader
2022 Business Person of the Year | Garritt Bader
GLC Minerals
2022 Cornerstone Award | GLC Minerals
2022 Entrepreneurial Award | ChemDirect
2022 Growth Award | Pilotsmith, Inc.
Pandemic Response
2022 Special Accomplishment Award | Pandemic Response: Healthcare Collaboration

Award Descriptions

Business Person of the Year Award

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. 


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.


Entrepreneurial Award

Recognizes a locally owned or operated company doing business for 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 an impact on the local
business community.


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.


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 an extraordinary achievement other than excellence in
entrepreneurialism, business growth, or cornerstone contributions.

2021 Award Recipient Photos

2021 Business Person of the Year - Steve Van Lannen, American Foods Group
2021 Cornerstone Award Recipient - Wipfli LLP
2021 Entrepreneurial Award Recipient - Black Sheep Pub & Grill & Wedding Hall
2021 Growth Award Recipient - American Tent
2021 Resiliency Award - Small Company - Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
2021 Resiliency Award - Medium Company - Vye
2021 Resiliency Award - Large Company - St. Norbert College
2021 Special Accomplishment Award Recipient - Neville Public Museum Foundation

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors


Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Contact Mark Rahmlow, special events manager, at or 920.593.3419.