Ovation Awards

KABA would like to congratulat the 2019 Ovation Award winners!  Read the official announcement at the BizTimes.

 

Business of the Year:  Catalyst Exhibits, Inc.

Small Business of the Year: Kitchen Cubes, LLC

Entrepreneur of the Year: Mike Thompson, President & CEO, Fair Oaks Farms, LLC

Forward Award:

Advocate Aurora Health

Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha

Kenosha County

MTI (f/k/a SL Montevideo)

University of Wisconsin – Parkside

Oh what a night! KABA hosted its 15th Ovation Awards (formerly Business Excellence Awards) on November 7, 2019. Nearly 380 people came out to celebrate our exciting award winners. Thank you to our Johnson Financial Group and all of our sponsors, winners, attendees, partners and to the nominators and selection committee for your support and engagement.

See pictures from the events on our Facebook page, KABAConnectHere, and see video of the award winners on our You Tube channel, KABAConnectHere.

Past Ovation Award Winners

 

 

2018

Business of the Year: Good Foods Group

Small Business of the Year: Chiappetta Shoes

Entrepreneur of the Year: Crystal Miller, Frontida Assisted Living

Forward Awards:

  • Clark Dietz
  • Five Star Fabricating
  • Froedtert South
  • Gateway Technical College for the Gateway Promise

 

2017

Business of the Year: Kenall Manufacturing

Small Business of the Year: Kenosha Kingfish Baseball Club

Entrepreneur of the Year: S.R. Mills, Bear Real Estate Group

Fast Five:

  • Frontida Assisted Living, Inc.
  • Otto Nelson Moving & Storage
  • Puratos Corporation
  • Otto Nelson Moving & Storage
  • SL Montevideo Technology, Inc.
  • Vonco Products, LLC

 

2016

Business of the Year: Uline

Small Business of the Year: Partners in Design Architects, LLC

Entrepreneur of the Year: Bob Lee, Jr., CEO, Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric

Fast Five:

  • Bone Dry Products
  • Cordeck
  • Leeward Business Advisors
  • MedTorque
  • Regulatory Compliance

 

2015

Business of the Year: ASYST Technologies, LLC

Small Business of the Year: Specialized Accounting Services, LLC

Entrepreneur of the Year: Kurt Penn, Good Foods Group, LLC

Fast Five:

  • Hanna Cylinders, LLC
  • Kenall Manufacturing
  • Kenosha Kingfish Baseball Club
  • Mobile One / McTernan Wireless
  • Quest Products, Inc.

 

2014

Business of the Year: Bradshaw Medical, Inc.

Small Business of the Year: OFFSITE, LLC

Entrepreneur of the Year: Edward Polen, EMCO Chemical, Inc.

Fast Five:

  • The Blast Shop
  • LaMacchia Travel
  • Mike’s Restaurant Group
  • Platinum Systems
  • Yutka Fence

 

2013

Business of the Year: Rust-Oleum Corporation

Small Business of the Year: Equity Creative

Entrepreneur of the Year: Michael Kopper, Centrisys Corporation

Fast Five:

  • ASYST Technologies, Inc.
  • Catalyst Exhibits, Inc.
  • Clean & Green Solutions, LLC
  • Dooley & Associates, LLC
  • IRIS USA, Inc

 

2012

Business of the Year: Allied Plastics, Inc.

Small Business of the Year: Tenuta’s Deli, Liquor & Wines

Entrepreneur of the Year: James A. Kettinger, Sr., Engendren Corporation

Fast Five:

  • Albany-Chicago Co, LLC
  • Bio Fab Technologies, Inc.
  • Kitchen Cubes LLC
  • Mikrotech, LLC
  • Specialized Accounting Services LLC

 

2011

Business of the Year: Xten Industries, LLC

Small Business of the Year: GEM Manufacturing, Inc.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Craig Deaton, Gateway Mortgage Corporation

Fast Five:

  • Allied Plastics, Inc.
  • Equity Creative
  • Five Star Coatings Group
  • Offsite LLC
  • RJ Underground

 

Note: the award categories changed slightly after to 2010.

2010

Business of the Year: Snap-on Incorporated

Business Person of the Year: Guy Bradshaw, Bradshaw Medical, Inc.

Community Service: Matt Carlson, Platinum Systems

Economic Impact Awards:

  • ACCO Brands
  • Albany-Chicago Company
  • Centrisys Corporation
  • Fair Oaks Farms
  • United Hospital System
2009

Business of the Year: LMI Packaging Solutions, Inc.

Business Person of the Year: Todd Bundies, Badger Press Photographics

Community Service: Peter Valeri, Valeri Agency

Economic Impact Awards:

  • Dooley & Associates
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Uline

 

2008

Business of the Year: Kenosha Animal Hospital

Business Person of the Year: Kenneth A. Moore, Cordeck

Community Service: Karl J. Ostby, Southport Bank

Economic Impact Awards:

  • Allied Plastics, Inc.
  • Genesis Medical Center of Kenosha, S.C.
  • Lotus Light Enterprises
  • Pitts-Valeri Office Complex
  • Pulera Collision Auto Care Center

 

2007

Business of the Year: Five Star Fabricating, Inc.

Business Person of the Year: David Trotta Barnes, Barnes Law Office

Community Service: Thomas Duncan, United Hospital System

Economic Impact Awards:

  • Bradshaw Medical
  • Gateway Technical College – Horizon Center
  • Monarch Plastics
  • Insty-Prints
  • Supervalu

 

2006

Business of the Year: Rode’s Camera & Photo Supplies

Business Person of the Year: Dave Hagman, Vista International Packaging

Community Service: Wayne Koessl, We Energies

Economic Impact Awards:

  • Kenosha Radiology
  • Prime Outlets
  • Riley Propery Management
  • Roundy’s
  • The Club at Strawberry Creek

 

2005

Business of the Year: Riley Construction

Business Person of the Year: Jim Cicchini, Cicchini Asphalt LLC

Community Service: Ron Stevens, Bank of Elmwood

Economic Impact Awards:

  • Hospira
  • Ocean Spray
  • Pepsi Americas