Award Nominations
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Event Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Venue: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Nomination Deadline: May 29, 2020

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Ideal Bravo! Entrepreneur nominees are individuals who demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance, flexibility and more.

Event Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Venue: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Nomination Deadline: May 29, 2020

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Ideal I.Q. (innovation quotient) nominees are companies who develop innovative products or services, or those with notably unique and innovative processes, operational structures and/or market strategies.

Event Date: Friday, September 18, 2020

Venue: Italian Community Center

Application Deadline: March 13, 2020

Now Accepting Applications

Ideal Future 50 applicants are fast-growing companies who are headquartered in the 7-county region, are independent or private ownership, have a fast growth of sales and employment and have been in business for at least three years.

Event Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Venue: UW-Parkside Student Center Ballroom

Nomination Deadline: TBA

Nominations Opening Soon

The Ovation Awards, presented annually by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, recognizes the best of the best; companies and individuals that have exhibited a history of growth, innovation, and a positive overall impact on the community.

Event Date: Friday, November 6, 2020

Venue: Italian Community Center

Nomination Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020

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BizTimes Media presents the seventh annual awards program to salute southeastern Wisconsin’s best corporate citizens and most effective nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Award Categories

Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year Award
This award recognizes a collaborative project that encompasses developed collaborative relationships with other nonprofit organizations engagement of multiple stakeholders within the community being served and innovation in approaching a community problem or issue and have leveraged these relationships to make an even more meaningful impact in the community. Note: since this award recognizes a project that may involve multiple organizations or individuals, it may be “awarded” to more than one part of the project in recognition of their contributions.

Nonprofit Executive of the Year
This award is given to a nonprofit leader who demonstrates vision and innovation in advancing the mission of the nonprofit extensive involvement in a nonprofit and/or creativity in bringing new resources and opportunities to the nonprofit.

Nonprofit (organization) of the Year
This award is given to a nonprofit organization (not an individual) in recognition for creativity and innovation in building a sustainable organization excellence in teamwork and an outstanding dedication to the organization’s mission in the community organizational excellence in management and operations
– Large (operating budget $3M and above)
– Small (operating budget under $3M)

Social Enterprise
This award recognizes a nonprofit organization that demonstrates creative application of the principles of social enterprise in the operation and funding of the organization.

Event Date: Friday, November 6, 2020

Venue: Italian Community Center

Nomination Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020

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BizTimes Media presents the seventh annual awards program to salute southeastern Wisconsin’s best corporate citizens and most effective nonprofit organizations.

Corporate Citizenship Award Categories

Corporate Citizen of the Year:
This award is given to a for-profit organization in recognition of its impact to a single or multiple nonprofit organizations through financial contributions collective efforts to promote, encourage and organize fundraising efforts and company-sponsored programs and/or events engaging employees to participate in volunteerism.

Corporate Volunteer of the Year
This award is given to a for-profit non-executive volunteer who demonstrates outstanding dedication to a nonprofit or multiple nonprofit organizations. Active volunteerism can be ongoing or linked to a specific single project or cause.

In-Kind Supporter
This award is given to a professional or company that provides in-kind support to single or multiple nonprofit organizations through any type of non-financial contributions.

Next Generation Leadership
This award is given to for-profit, (under 40 year-old) executive who demonstrates leadership and significant contributions to single or multiple nonprofit organizations through active leadership on a board and/or strategic management/guidance.

Event Date: Friday, December 11, 2020

Venue: Italian Community Center

Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2020

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The Health Care Heroes awards, presented by BizTimes Milwaukee, honors companies, individuals and organizations for their contributions to improving health care in Southeastern Wisconsin. Entries will be judged on documented accomplishments.

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