The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has named 18 finalists for the 2014 Marketplace Governor’s Awards, including 10 Milwaukee-area companies.
The Marketplace Governor’s Awards recognize minority, women and service-disabled veteran business owners across the state. The finalists were chosen from among 200 applicants.
An awards luncheon will be held today at Marketplace 2014, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, at the Potawatomi Expo Center in Milwaukee.
Small and large business winners will be announced in two categories: “The Outstanding Business Award” for established businesses that have demonstrated the capacity to grow over the past five years and have plans for further expansion; and “The Rising Star Award” for businesses established after 2010 that have demonstrated strong growth potential.
The local companies in the Outstanding Large Business Award category are: Able Access Transportation LLC of Milwaukee, Fusion Integrated Solutions of Milwaukee and Insulation Technologies Inc. of Milwaukee. In the Outstanding Small Business Award category are: Advance Lawn Service Company LLC of Hartford, Clean Rite Supply Inc. of Brookfield, P3 Development Group LLC of Milwaukee and The Quest Co. of Waukesha. And the local Rising Star Award finalists are: Middleton Construction Consulting LLC of Milwaukee, ScopeBridge LLC of Milwaukee and USA Mobile Drug Testing of South Milwaukee.