Best of Madison Business 2022
Best of Madison Business Awards 2022
Join Madison Magazine and presenting sponsor Johnson Financial Group as we honor this year’s Best of Madison Business Awards honorees.
NEW DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Carol “Orange” and Dean Schroeder, Orange Tree Imports
Larry and Marla Frank, Frank Productions
Chris and Sara Fortune, Saris
Brian Howell Excellence in Innovation Award Winners
Kaleem Caire, One City Schools & Lisa Peyton Caire, The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
Sponsored by: Johnson Financial Group
$45 Individual Ticket
$42 ($420) Table of 10
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ABOUT BEST OF MADISON BUSINESS: In 2022, Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison Business celebrates 21 years of recognizing extraordinary business leaders and their contributions to greater Madison’s economic vitality and nationally recognized livability. From food and beverage enterprises (our first winners included Monty Schiro and Peder Moren from the groundbreaking Food Fight Restaurant Group) to cutting-edge new economy innovators to Madison business legends, we have celebrated the best, their accomplishments and their influence. All have had stories — a way of doing business — that collectively make up Madison’s one-of-a-kind intersection of lifestyle and business. Former Madison Magazine and WISC-TV Editorial Director Neil Heinen has been involved with Best of Madison Business since it’s founding and participates on the selection panel, which also includes Zach Brandon, president of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce; Brennan Nardi, former editor of Madison Magazine; Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council; and Pat Howell, widow of former Madison Magazine editor Brian D. Howell.
Brian D. Howell, who battled lung cancer for seven months after diagnosis, died in November 2003. Howell was a journalist at The Wisconsin State Journal before becoming editor of the magazine, and he was also a lecturer in the department of life sciences communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. During Howell’s tenure as editor, the pages of the magazine often reflected three hallmark topics he was passionate about: Madison’s lakes, biotechnology and life sciences and the intersection of lifestyle and business.
In addition to annual Best of Madison Business awards given to three to four business leaders, the magazine gives an additional award and a scholarship, both in honor and in memory of Brian D. Howell. The Brian D. Howell Excellence in Innovation Award goes to a business leader who promotes innovation throughout Madison’s vibrant business sector. The Brian Howell Life Sciences Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a student in the life sciences communication program. Howell’s staff, family and friends came together shortly after his death to establish an endowment fund at Madison Community Foundation to provide this yearly scholarship.
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