Signature Event

Business Recognition Luncheon

About the awards

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


View all nominees featured in the Business Recognition Luncheon event program here.

2021 event photos

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 2021 sponsors


Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


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