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Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:52 am

Corporate Growth Summit targets middle market companies
The Great Recession is over. It’s time to start growing again.
Company CEOs, presidents, owners, other C-level executives and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the BizTimes Corporate Growth Summit, which will take place Thursday, May 12 at the BizTech Conference & Expo.
The Corporate Growth Summit will feature a stellar panel of company leaders who will share their insights about how their firms not only survived the recession, but continue to grow:

  • Mary Isbister, president of GenMet, a Mequon-based metal fabrication company.
  • Mike Malatesta, founder and president of Advanced Waste Services Inc., a Milwaukee-based industrial waste collection and treatment company.
  • Susan Marks, founder and CEO of Pinstripe Inc., a Brookfield-based human resources and recruitment process outsourcing firm.
    Craig Schiefelbein, president and CEO of Paragon Development Systems (PDS), an Oconomowoc-based information technology
  • integrator.

The panelists will share their best practices for leadership, creativity, innovation, training, accountability, teamwork, corporate culture and more. They will provide ideas for companies to accelerate growth.
The panel discussion will be moderated by BizTimes reporter Eric Decker.
The Corporate Growth Summit targets executives of middle market companies eager to grow.
The breakfast event will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the BizTech Conference & Expo, to be held at Wisconsin State Fair Park.  For additional information and to register to attend the Corporate Growth Summit, visit www.biztimes.com/growth.

Last chance to nominate companies for IQ and Bravo! Awards
BizTimes Milwaukee is nearing its deadline for nominations for its 2011 Bravo! Entrepreneur and IQ (Innovation Quotient) Awards, which salute the region’s boldest companies and leaders. Friday, March 25 at midnight nomination registration will be closed.
Winners from each award programs will be honored at the seventh annual BizTech Conference & Expo at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, May 11-12.
To be considered for the Bravo! Entrepreneur Award, nominees should demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship, including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance, etc. Additional criteria:

  • Entrepreneur must be part of a closely-held company, which has been in business for a minimum of one year, and has a minimum of $1.5 million in annual sales.
  • Entrepreneur must be the founder of the business, or have been critical to its growth.
  • Company must be based in, or have been founded in, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Sheboygan, Racine, Kenosha or Walworth counties.
  • Company must show vision, risk and creativity.
  • Company must be profitable.
  • Entrepreneur should contribute to the community through charitable or leadership roles.
  • Entrepreneur should demonstrate strong corporate culture.
  • Company should have demonstrated significant growth and long-term potential.

Committee may honor a separate individual, in addition to the founder, if deemed appropriate.
Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations are due March 25, 2011.
To nominate a company leader for the Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards and view videos from last year’s luncheon, visit www.biztimes.com/bravo.
For the IQ Awards, judges will choose the most innovative, clever and unique products, services or processes among the companies nominated. Self-nominations are encouraged.
The nominated companies for IQ Awards must be based in Wisconsin and have a physical presence in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Sheboygan, Racine, Walworth or Kenosha County.
To nominate a company for the 2011 IQ Awards and view videos of the 2008 awards program, visit www.biztimes.com/iq.
The winners of both Bravo! Entrepreneur and IQ Awards will be honored at an awards luncheon at the BizTech Conference & Expo on Thursday, May 12.

Hyatt named hotel of the year
The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee was recently honored by Noble Investment Group with four awards for Most Outstanding Food and Beverage Performance, Most Outstanding Financial Performance, recognition in community support and Hotel of the Year.
“We’re greatly honored by the recognition and continually encouraged to exceed guests’ expectations,” said Gerald Rappaport, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. “All awards acknowledged our successful endeavors toward achieving the Noble Investment mission – to be the most respected hospitality organization in the U.S., as measured by the loyalty of our team members, customers, financial stakeholders and the communities in which we live and operate.”
Including the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Noble Investment currently manages 44 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S.
Determining factors for “Hotel of the Year” include revenue, market share, profitability, customer service, team member satisfaction and team member turnover.  The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee demonstrated the best overall performance in all categories throughout Noble Investment’s portfolio. 
“The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee is a shining model for our other hotels and resorts,” said Paul Burke, principal and executive vice president of operations of Noble Investment.  “Climbing significantly in year-over-year improvement in guest satisfaction and maintaining an exceptional turnover rate, the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee’s improvement process model is motivation for us all to continually raise the bar.”


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