Ovation Awards Nominations
The Ovation Awards will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024
…and nominations are now open!
Know a great business? Or maybe you are a great business!
Nominations/Applications for the 2024 Ovation Awards are now open. The awards recognize excellence and achievement in business throughout Kenosha County. Apply or nominate your colleagues, customers and business partners for these prestigious recognitions!
The process is entirely online and it only takes a few minutes to complete. We do not expect nominators to know everything – KABA will follow up with the nominated company for additional information if they choose to accept the nomination.
Each nominator or applicant will be entered into a drawing to receive two complimentary tickets to the 2024 Ovation Awards Dinner.
All nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 11, 2023.
Please review the eligibility criteria for each award before submitting nominations. You may nominate more than one company for each award and the same company for multiple awards. Be sure to complete each nomination as completely as possible and include your contact information.
Applicants/nominees will be evaluated based on several factors including their history of growth (sales and employment), innovation (introduction of new products and services), longevity (must be in business for at least five years), community engagement and overall economic impact on the community. The recipient of this award must be a for-profit entity, have over 30 employees and operations within Kenosha County and be a member in good standing of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance.
Applicants/nominees will be evaluated based on several factors including their leadership in the business community, positive growth and development, longevity (must be in business for at least three years), creativity and integrity, and commitment to community service. The recipient of this award must be a for-profit entity, have less than 50 employees and operations within Kenosha County and be a member in good standing of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance.
Applicants/nominees must be an entrepreneur who has been in business for at least three years, and has demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurial qualities in growing and developing the business. The applicant/nominee must have an ownership stake in the business and have been integral in the company’s founding or growth. The company the applicant/nominee works for must have operations within Kenosha County and be a member in good standing of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance.Forward Award
Applicants/nominees will be evaluated based on several factors including expansions at their facility, construction of a significant development, addition of jobs or equipment, or other investments in their company or organization that helped move Kenosha County’s economy forward. More than one of these recognitions may be presented each year. The recipient of this award does not need to be a for-profit entity, but they must have operations within Kenosha County.
An award selection committee comprised of previous award winners; representatives from the staff and board of directors of KABA and BizTimes Media; as well as representatives from UW-Parkside, Gateway Technical College, and Carthage College.
The Ovation Awards have been honoring excellence in business in Kenosha County since 2005. Past recipients of the Business of the Year award include Heartland Produce, Catalyst Exhibits, Good Foods Group, ULINE, Kenall Manufacturing, Rust-Oleum Corporation, Allied Plastics and Snap-on Incorporated.
The 2024 awards will be presented at an annual dinner hosted by KABA on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Watch for additional details to be available soon!
Interested in sponsorship? Please contact KABA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262.605.1100.