Chamber now accepting nominations for 2014 awards

Enterprise Staff

August 21, 2014

OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards recognize excellence in business, leadership and community service. The nomination period for the 2014 Awards runs through Aug. 29.

All of this year’s winners will be recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration on Nov. 6 at the Golden Mast. This event is open to the public and reservations can be made by contacting the Chamber at 262-567-2666.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories: Business of the Year: This award recognizes the success and contributions of a for-profit business member of the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce. Past recipients include Pagenkopf Funeral Home, First Bank Financial Centre, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly, Target Distribution Center and Pat’s Heating and Air Conditioning.

Citizen of the Year: This award recognizes an Oconomowoc-area resident who has made outstanding contributions to the community. Past recipients include Mike Herro, Don Wiemer, Hilton Neal, John J. Koehn, Florence and Richard Whalen, Jalane Sauer and Pam Thomas.

Green Business of the Year: This award recognizes a local business that is committed to sustainable business practices. Past recipients include Brennan’s Market, Sentry Equipment Corporation, Watertown Budget Print and Evolution Marketing.

Not-for-Profit Organization: This award recognizes an outstanding Oconomowoc-area nonprofit service or community service organization. Past recipients include American Legion Post #91, Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation, Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club, Oconomowoc Rotary and Greener Oconomowoc.

Women in Business Leadership Award: Established in 2012, this award recognizes a woman who demonstrates excellence in her professional accomplishments, serves and contributes to her community in a meaningful way, and makes valuable contributions toward the advancement of women within their business or profession. Past recipients are Paula Jacobs and Diane Gard.

Details and the general nomination form can be found on the Chamber’s website at under the events tab.