Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:48 am
BizStarts Milwaukee recently announced that the organization’s Inspirational Entrepreneur Award has been renamed The George Dalton Inspirational Entrepreneur Award.
Dalton, a co-founder of Fiserv Inc. and founder of Novo 1, was an original BizStarts board member and a recipient of the award in 2010. He passed away on Nov. 17.
Daniel Steininger, president and co-founder, and John Torinus, chairman of the board of BizStarts announced the dedication of the award to Dalton today.
“The award has been our opportunity to recognize the innovation, creativity and success of our region’s entrepreneurs. Now, it will carry the name of George Dalton, one of our community’s most gifted, generous and successful entrepreneurs, and a true visionary. This is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary business leader and philanthropist,” Steininger said. “George was a driving force in launching BizStarts and in defining its mission. He offered frequent counsel and recruited a number of our valued Board members. He had the vision to transform opportunities and potential into highly successful products and services. But more than that, it was just as important to him to support, share, listen and encourage others who needed his direction, support and understanding. He was an inspiration to me and to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.”
The award honoring Dalton will be announced at BizStarts’ quarterly Inspirational Entrepreneur Event on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the We Energies Auditorium, 231 W. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee from 4 to 6 p.m. To register, visit http://conta.cc/ryqfeb.
Dalton received the BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.