Ovation Awards

The 2018 Ovation Awards

Thank you to the nearly 400 people that came out on Nov. 1 to celebrate the Ovation Award winners!  It was an inspirational night hearing from a diverse set of companies that are the best of the best; companies and individuals that have exhibited a history of growth, innovation, and a positive overall impact on the community.

  • Photos from the 2018 event as well as previous events can be found on KABA’s Facebook page.
  • Click here to read coverage of this year’s awards dinner and the award winners by our exclusive media partner, BizTimes Media.
  • Video tributes to the 2018 award winner are below.

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Ovation Award Winners:

Business of the Year:  Good Foods Group

Small Business of the Year: Chiappetta Shoes

Entrepreneur of the Year: Crystal Miller, Frontida Assisted Living

Forward Award:

Clark Dietz

Five Star Fabricating

Froedtert South

Gateway Technical College

 

Read more at the BizTimes.

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