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Please join us in congratulating this dynamic group of companies and entrepreneurs as we celebrate their growth, success and contributions to the Kenosha Area’s economic development.

Business of the Year:
Bradshaw Medical Inc.

Small Business of the Year:

Entrepreneur of the Year:
Edward Polen, founder & president, EMCO Chemical Distributors Inc.

Kenosha’s Fast Five:
The Blast Shop Inc.
LaMacchia Travel
Mike’s Restaurant Group
Platinum Systems Inc.
Yutka Fence

The 2014 Business Excellence Awards program, hosted by the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kenosha Area Business Alliance in partnership with BizTimes Milwaukee, provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about the businesses and people that are driving Kenosha County’s economy.

The honorees are engaged in a wide variety of business activities and industries that include advanced manufacturing, packaging and distribution, powder coating, light construction, travel, and hospitality.

We congratulate them on their success, thank them for their investments in the community and encourage them to continue innovating.

On behalf of our sponsors, Johnson Bank, Johnson Insurance, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, CliftonLarsonAllen, We Energies and our supporting sponsor CenterPoint Properties, we are proud to recognize and celebrate their collective achievements. Congratulations and best wishes for much continued success!


Todd Battle, president, Kenosha Area Business Alliance

Dan Meyer, publisher, BizTimes Milwaukee

Lou Molitor, executive director, Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce

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