Bravo/IQ awards to honor innovators

    Do you know of an innovative company or a bold, entrepreneurial company leader?

    If so, nominate them for the 2014 BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards or I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) Awards.

    The Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards salute bold and innovative company leaders. To be considered for the awards, nominees should demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship; including a willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance and innovation.

    The I.Q. Awards salute companies for their innovations in their products or services. Judges will choose the most innovative, clever and unique products, services or processes among the companies nominated.

    Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominees for the Bravo! Entrepreneur and IQ Awards must be based in Wisconsin and have a physical presence in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Sheboygan, Racine, Walworth or Kenosha County.

    Past recipients of the BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award have included: entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Cudahy; Sheldon Lubar, founder and chairman of Lubar & Co. in Milwaukee; Fritz and Debra Usinger of the Usinger family; Stephen Marcus of The Marcus Corp.; Richard Pieper of PPC Partners Inc.; George Dalton of Fiserv Inc.; Robert Kern of Generac; Joe Zilber of Towne Realty; and Harry Quadracci of Quad/Graphics Inc.

    To see a video of last year’s awards ceremony, click here.

    The winners of the 2014 awards will be honored at the Bravo!/IQ Awards Luncheon at the BizExpo on Wednesday, May 21, at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee.

    For more information and to nominate a company or company leader for the awards, visit The deadline is March 24.

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