2017 Winners!
Wiedenbeck, Inc. 2017 Grand Award Winner
Kayser Automotive Group - 2017 Nominee
Central Storage - 2017 Special Award Winner
Tom Farley - Keynote Speaker
Qual Line Fence - 2017 Special Award Winner
Reynolds Transfer & Storage - 2017 Special Award Winner
Crave Brothers Farm - 2017 Grand Award Winner

Banquet Photos

Award Winners - Click here to view all photos
S&G'ers Hosting
Keynoter Tom Farley
Grand Award Winner Wiedenbeck, Inc.
Grand Award Winner Brakebush Brothers, Inc.
Grand Award Winner Crave Brothers
Special Recognition - Alex Upendo, Build-A-Bow, LLC

Build A Bow Recognition

Winners Announced

 On Thursday evening, May 4, 2017 the winners of the 2017 Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award were announced. The award banquet took place at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.

Grand Awards

  • Brakebush Brothers, Inc, Westfield Large Company - PROFILE

  • Crave Brothers Farm & Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo Medium Company - PROFILE

  • Wiedenbeck, Inc., Monona Small Company - PROFILE


Special Awards/Title

  • Central Storage & Warehouse Co., Inc., Madison "Service and Quality… Down Cold" - PROFILE

  • County Materials Corporation, Marathon "Bridging the Skills Gap" - PROFILE

  • Stoughton Trailers, LLC, Stoughton "Pulling for Success" - PROFILE

  • Reynolds Transfer & Storage, Inc., Madison "Moving Through the Generations" - PROFILE

  • Qual Line Corporation, Waunakee "Heart of Steel " - PROFILE



Congratulatory Letters to
Alex Upendo

 We received a nomination from a Kenosha company that was started by now ten year old Alex Upendo. Build-A-Bow, LLC makes and sells bow ties, and gives forty percent of their profits to efforts fighting bullying and incurable diseases. This year's judges recommended that the sponsors of the Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award recognize Alex as an Outstanding Entrepreneur. Below are letters of recognition from our US Senators. The video above recorded Alex's speech at the May 4, 2017 banquet. 

CLICK HERE for Alex's Story



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