As 2017 winds down, we take an opportunity to reflect on the businesses and leaders that made news this year and honor them with the fifth annual BizTimes Best in Business recognition.
This section honors staff selections for southeastern Wisconsin’s corporation, small business, family-owned business, chief executive officer and community leader of the year.
Past winners include: Direct Supply Inc., Rinka Chung Architecture Inc., Rev Group Inc. CEO Tim Sullivan, Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin, WEC Energy Group Inc., Gehl Foods LLC, Steinhafels Inc., Allen Edmonds Corp. CEO Paul Grangaard, Badger Meter Inc. CEO Rich Meeusen, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce president Tim Sheehy, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Generac Power Systems Inc., Uline Inc. and Bartolotta Restaurant Group LLC.
This year’s winners are: Foxconn Technology Group, which plans to build a massive LCD plant in Mount Pleasant that could eventually employ 13,000; Aurora Health Care Inc. president and CEO Dr. Nick Turkal, who is leading the organization as it plans several new facilities and a merger with Illinois-based Advocate Health Care Inc.; Access HealthNet LLC, a rapidly growing startup company in Milwaukee; Coakley Brothers Co., which is renovating its headquarters in Milwaukee and added a major piece of art on top of the building; and JoAnne Johnson-Sabir, who is leading the Sherman Phoenix project, which will provide a hub for entrepreneurs in the Sherman Park neighborhood.
Read all about what these companies and leaders accomplished in 2017 in this special report.
Corporation of the Year: Foxconn Technology Group
CEO of the Year: Nick Turkal
Small Business of the Year: Access HealthNet
Family-Owned Business of the Year: Coakley Brothers Co.
Community Leader of the Year: JoAnne Johnson-Sabir