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Awards Luncheon

Established in 2002, Forward Janesville's Annual Awards Luncheon recognizes and honors the businesses, organizations, and individuals that have made a positive impact in our community.

The 2024 Forward Janesville Annual Awards Luncheon will take place Tuesday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Celtic House at Glen Erin Golf Club. 

Register to reserve your table or seat for the 2024 Annual Awards Lunch today! 

Cost is $600 per corporate table of 8 or $75 per individual.

We recognize winners in the following categories:

  • Emerging Leader: Awarded to a young professional who has excelled in their profession, demonstrated professional competency and integrity, and exhibits the attributes and ability to become a future leader. 
  • Community Improvement: Awarded to a business or individual who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the growth and well-being of the community. 
  • Educator of the Year: Awarded to an individual or group who has actively encouraged partnerships between the business and education communities. 
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Awarded to an individual who has exemplified leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit in making their ideas, and ultimately their business, successful. The nominee must be the owner/operator of a business enterprise with less than 50 employees. 
  • Business of the Year (50 or fewer employees): Awarded to a business that recognizes that business success and community involvement go hand in hand. The award recognizes the exemplary customer service, product knowledge, community support, and professionalism that make their business a success and a great asset to the community. 
  • Business of the Year (50+ employees): Awarded to a business that recognizes that business success and community involvement are two vital components of a business strategy. The award recognizes the exemplary customer service, product knowledge, community support, and professionalism that make their business a success and an asset to the community. 
  • Diversity: Awarded to a business or individual that has shown exemplary contributions in implementing policies, procedures, and/or programs that enhance diversity in the Janesville community. 
  • Lifetime Achievement: Honors an individual who has made a measurable difference in our community. Janesville is a better place because the honoree of the Lifetime Achievement Award has been active and engaged in initiatives that embrace the idea of community commitment.

2023 Awards Luncheon Red Carpet Video & Photo Gallery