MMAC announces ‘Focus on the Future’ honorees
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) announced that it will recognize 65 area companies and organizations as Focus on the Future Award honorees, to recognize their work to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our business community has faced unprecedented challenges in 2020,” said Stephanie Hall, MMAC Vice President of Membership and Small Business. “Through it all, these 65 companies, organizations and individuals have shown us examples of the Milwaukee Region at its best, and give us hope for the future. Through the Focus on the Future Awards, MMAC wants to recognize those who have risen to their best during the most difficult of times.”
The honorees will be celebrated during a virtual event on Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. BizTimes Media is the media sponsor for the event. Registration details for the event are forthcoming, the MMAC said.
The Focus on the Future Award honorees, and award categories, include:
Established New Links in the Chain – These honorees have retooled their supply chain or made new links in another supply chain to meet new market demands.
Duet Resource Group
Gross Automation LLC
Hunger Task Force
Mother (or Father) of Invention – These honorees have created a new product or service to meet rapidly changing market demands.
Badger Technology Group Inc.
Central Office Systems
Central Standard Craft Distillery
The Chef’s Table
Clarity Management LLC
Milwaukee Center for Independence
Milwaukee Food & City Tours
MKE Tech Hub Coalition and The Commons
Pat Miller – The Idea Coach
Stonehouse Innovations LLC
TopLine Results Corp.
West Allis Blue – Large Format Graphics
Fueling the Frontlines – These honorees have come to the aid of health care or other frontline workers when they needed it most.
Kane Communications Group
Nourish Natural Products
Pliszka’s Adventures LLC, dba Headline It
YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
True Colors – These honorees have maintained an employee-centric focus by managing the health and well-being of their workforce.
Advocate Aurora Health
The Bartolotta Restaurants
Brilliance Business Solutions
Catholic Financial Life
Dale Carnegie Training
Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin
Insulation Technologies Inc., dba INTEC
La Causa, Inc.
Medical Eye Associates
Penfield Children’s Center
The Starr Group
Terra Translations LLC
Xymox Technologies Inc.
Pivot Not Panic – These organizations and individual honorees displayed clarity and purpose, showing exemplary leadership during the pandemic.
American Construction Services
Brunch – Morgan Schnabl
Celesta LLC – Nina King
Gehl Foods LLC – Michael Schwartz
Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Milwaukee Committee – Julia Taylor
Lueder Financial Group – Matt Lueder
Physical Therapy of Milwaukee – Dr. Sylvestra Ramirez
Rehab Resources (a division of Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency) – Ginger Brath and Kate Brewer
SPEARity – Darren Fisher
Of the 65 honorees, the MMAC will recognize 12 as Honorees with Distinction and one in each category (a total of 5) will be spotlighted during the virtual event.