Marketplace Governor’s Awards Winners Named

MADISON, WI. Oct. 30, 2015 – Twenty-one Wisconsin businesses received top honors in the 2015 Marketplace Governor’s Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans.

The awards were presented by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) on Friday at Marketplace 2015, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, which was held at the Potawatomi Expo Center in Milwaukee. Awards were given to minority-owned business enterprises (MBE), women-owned business enterprises (WBE) and service-disabled veteran businesses (DVB).

“The businesses represented in the Marketplace Governor’s Awards competition demonstrate a healthy entrepreneurial spirit in Wisconsin,” said Mark Hogan, chief executive officer of WEDC, which organized and hosted the Marketplace conference in partnership with statewide minority business development stakeholders. “I congratulate the winners as well as the finalists for their successes and thank all participants in this year’s conference for their commitment to sustaining a strong and diverse Wisconsin economy.”

The Outstanding Business Awards recognize businesses that show overall business excellence in sales, product, customer relations, employment and management. The Rising Star Awards were given to businesses operating less than five years that have demonstrated strong growth potential.

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