Applications now being accepted for the prestigious ‘Weyenberg Prize for Business Excellence’

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is accepting nominations for the 2018 Weyenberg Prize for Business Excellence. In recognition of Tim Weyenberg’s personal, business, and community impact, the Cofrin School of Business will present two prizes for business excellence that are being named the “Weyenberg Prize” in his honor.

One prize will be given to an organization in the small- to medium-sized category and a second prize will be awarded to a large-sized organization. Prize winners will have demonstrated excellence in areas of leadership transformation, strategy and execution. Critical dates:

Application due date: Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Notification of finalists and site visits: Between Feb. 15 and March 9, 2018
Winners Announced: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Business Week Dinner

The winning organizations receive an award (nonfinancial) honoring their commitment to business excellence. Additionally, two $ 2,500 scholarships will be awarded in the names of the winning organizations to UW-Green Bay business students who best exemplify the spirit of the Weyenberg Prize. The funding for the scholarship is being co-sponsored by InitiativeOne and the Cofrin School of Business.

The application for the award can be downloaded at https://www.uwgb.edu/csb/weyenberg-prize-2018/.

The inaugural winner in 2017 was Wipfli LLP, one of the top 25 CPA and consulting firms in the United States. Wipfli distinguished itself through its efforts to build an intentional culture that nurtures excellence in leadership, its approach to listening to the voice of its clients and associates, and its clear vision to grow the company following “the Wipfli Way.”

About Tim Weyenberg
The award was created to honor Tim Weyenberg and his personal, business and community impact. Weyenberg spent 28 years with Foth Companies, 16 years as CEO, during which time Foth Companies grew from a business with $27 million in revenue, four offices, 270 members, and 40 owners, to a business with $125 million in revenue, 18 offices, over 600 members and 140 owners. Throughout his career, Weyenberg has been active in the community and with the University, serving as its inaugural Executive in Residence since February of 2015. In that role, he works to promote the critical connections between the University and community. The award was named after Weyenberg for his many career accomplishments and his exemplary leadership. His unrelenting focus on building an intentional culture at Foth through core strategies of investing in leadership development, ensuring customer value and driving profitable growth, have resulted in business excellence.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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