Congratulations to the 2013 Winners!
The winners of the 2013 Family Business First Awards of Northeast Wisconsin were announced Monday, May 6 at an awards celebration held at Butte des Morts Country Club. The annual celebration is the culmination of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum's program year. This event provides members and sponsors time to enjoy dinner, networking, recognitions, and a family's business heritage in a comfortable environment. Members and sponsors were encouraged to extend this dinner invitation to regular forum attendees from their business as well as to family members and associates who might not regularly participate.
Founded in 1949, McClone is headquartered in Menasha, WI and employs 105 staff members. McClone is a family business currently led by the second and third generation of the McClone family, and employs 11 family members. The President & CEO is Mike McClone, with Principal Owners: Michael McClone, Daniel McClone, Patrick McClone, Brian McClone, Ryan McClone, Michaela Brenn, and Dustin McClone
Founded 1889, Boldt is headquartered in Appleton, WI. With 1,631 employees, this family business is run by two fourth generation Boldt family members. The President & CEO is Thomas J. Boldt, with Principal Owners: Oscar Boldt, Thomas Boldt, and Michelle Gawinski.
Wisconsin Spice, Inc.
Founded in 1973, Wisconsin Spice is located in Berlin, WI. This family business company has 60 employees, including four first and second generation family members. The President & CEO is
Phillip Sass, and Principal Owners are: Phillip and Beth Sass.
First Business, in partnership with the Wisconsin Family Business Forum of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, is pleased to announce the Family Business First Awards
of Northeast Wisconsin. Nominations for the 2013 awards were due April 15. The nomination period is now closed and the winners will be announced May 6 at the Wisconsin Family Business Forum Annual Dinner Celebration.
Northeast Family Businesses Deserve our support
Family businesses are the backbone of Northeast Wisconsin. Many of these businesses have a proven track record of success in terms of sales, innovation, economic impact, profits, and employment. And due to the nature of being a family business, many believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which they live. Family Business First Awards have been designed to give proper recognition to these important businesses.
Eligible companies include:
- Family owned and managed businesses with at least one location in one of the 18 Wisconsin Counties defined as "The New North"
- Family businesses with a success story in sales, innovation, economic impact, profits, employment, and those that have built a reputation for being a good place to work
- Family members are actively involved in the business
- The family business has a history of giving back to the community or communities in which it operates
Nominating Businesses for a 2014 Award
The nomination period is closed for the 2013 awards. Starting February 1, 2014 family business members, accountants, attorneys, or customers can nominate their favorite family business for a 2014 award.