Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. Awards: BizTimes event to honor innovators

The BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) Awards honor bold ideas and innovators from throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Author and consultant Joe Abraham will be the keynote speaker at the Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. Awards Luncheon to be held at the 10th annual BizExpo on Wednesday, May 21, at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee.

At the BizExpo, Abraham will speak on “Innovation Decoded: How Your Organization’s ‘Entrepreneurial DNA’ Impacts Innovation, Culture and Growth.” Abraham will share his insights on how to systematically position companies for sustainable growth.

The luncheon also will feature the presentation of the Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. Awards, including the presentation of the 2014 BizTimes Bravo! Lifetime Achievement Award to commercial real estate developer and community advocate Gary Grunau.

Grunau, who currently serves as the president of Grucon Group LLC, has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to southeastern Wisconsin during his career of more than 40 years.

The Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards honor business leaders who best exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit with bold leadership. The I.Q. Awards salute companies for their business innovations and technology.

To register to attend the Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. Awards, visit www.biztimes.com/bravo. Registration will be open until May 16.

Bravo! Entrepreneur Award winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gary Grunau

Regional Spirit Award: Wisconsin Energy Corp.

Erik Buell

Mike Harris

Mike Litman

Gale Pence

Gary Swick

Robert Cowen

Jeff Tredo

Frederick Luber

Bill King

I.Q. [Innovation Quotient] Award winners:

Badger Meter Inc.

Briggs & Stratton Corp.

Hydro-Thermal Corp.

Dynamis Software Corp.

MillerCoors LLC

National Business Furniture

Odyne Systems LLC

Okanjo

OS Inc.

Radian Corp.

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