October 17, 2023

Join us for a red carpet event! 

This much-anticipated event celebrates our local businesses, volunteers, and community members. Please join us as we recognize key contributions to business and our community during our annual award presentation and learn about what the Chamber has prepared for your business in 2024.

This event is "entertainment style" with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and an awards program. An afterparty will take place following the program, to provide enhanced connection opportunities and continued celebrations.

The program will include highlights from 2023 and a look ahead at the upcoming year with the Chamber.  Join us in celebrating incredible businesses, area nonprofits, and outstanding individuals in our community!

This event is open to the public. Please contact our office regarding questions about this event, 715-543-8488.


5:00 PM - 6:15 PM | Food & Drinks

Heavy Hors D'oeuvres Buffet | Cash bar | Social Connection | Paparazzi Station

6:15 - 6:30 PM | Seating & Welcome


6:30 - 7:30 PM | Program & Awards

Bravo to Business Awards | Cash bar

7:30 - 9:00 PM | Walk of Fame Afterparty

Cash bar | Social Connection | Party Favors | Paparazzi Station


Dress Attire: Dressy Casual.



The Bravo to Business Awards Ceremony recognizes outstanding area organizations for the significant role they play in driving the community's business and economic growth. 

To be considered for one of these awards, the organization must be setting standards for excellence and innovation with their business practices and community involvement.

Award applicants will be voted on by the public. The winners will be announced at the Bravo to Business Awards Ceremony at the A Night on the Red Carpet Event on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

Nominations: Submissions for nominations are now closed.

Public Voting: Public voting will take place on September 27 - October 6th, 2023. Winners of each category will be announced at the A Night on the Red Carpet Event on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. 



Emerging Business of the Year - Awarded to an area business that is a relatively new, “Up and Coming” business. The Emerging Business Award recognizes that starting a business requires a unique blend of vision, energy, perseverance and talent. It is given to businesses that have demonstrated a creative business approach, proven success and positive impact on the local community. Business must be in operation less than five (5) years but at least one (1) year. 

Business of the Year - Awarded to an area business who has been in business over five (5) years, provides excellence in customer service, has experienced progressive sales/marketing growth, provides innovative products or services, community volunteerism , and/or demonstrates economic support of the Manitowish Waters area business community. Please list contributions, business growth, success story or something they’re most proud of on nomination form.

Lodging Property of the Year - Awarded to an area lodging business that has reimagined the lodging experience and/or consistently displayed excellent hospitality in innovative ways to meet changing consumer needs.

Experience Excellence Award - Awarded to an area business that has reimagined the customer experience and/or consistently displayed excellent customer service in innovative ways to meet changing consumer needs.

Community Outreach Award - Awarded to a for-profit business in recognition for their outstanding support of the community, and not-for-profit organizations, through volunteer hours, in-kind goods and services, philanthropic support and corporate policy that stipulates and encourages community involvement.

Customer Service Award - Awarded to an employee of a Manitowish Waters business that best demonstrates they have the customer at the heart of the business and deploys and manages their resources to most effectively to meet the needs of their customers. Every business wants loyal customers who write rave reviews and bring their friends – but this takes a huge amount of work, a quality product and a team who love the business as much as the owners do. Please include a testimonial from experience with the nominated employee.

Citizen of the Year Award - The Award for Citizen of the Year honors an individual whose voluntary support of community-based and nonprofit organizations in the Manitowish Waters community not only allows these entities to better meet their mission, but also attract and retain other volunteers.