Featured Business Program

On December 6, 1993, the Economic Development Committee approved the establishment of the Featured Business Program.  This program honored a Brookfield company that has demonstrated a measure of some or all of the following: Commitment to employees, Effective research and development, Investment in training/retraining, Profitable growth, Innovation, Dedication to total quality, Export activity, Environmentalism, Commitment to Brookfield

On December 7, 2020, the Economic Development Committee approved for the  reestablishment of the program to identify and showcase local and regional businesses in the Community. The goal of the program is to captivate some positive news as the country moves past the COVID-19 pandemic. The Featured Business Program will be awarded quarterly. Similar to the previous program the Featured Business program would honor those companies that demonstrate ANY of the following: Commitment to employees, Effective research and development, Investment in training/retraining, Innovation, Dedication to total quality, Export activity, Environmentalism, Commitment to Brookfield, and profitable growth.

The Economic Development Committee is accepting applications for a quarterly Featured Business program. The selected business for each quarter will receive a spotlight in the Mayor’s Quarterly Newsletter distributed in March, June, September, and December. The selected business will also have the opportunity for a social media blast courtesy of Visit Brookfield the City’s Tourism and Promotion entity.

Program Criteria:

The business has to have been located in the City for at least a year
The business needs to be up to date on any building/fire inspections and code compliant
The business needs to have at least 5 employees
The business demonstrated a significant impact on the community in the past year through volunteerism, donations (time or monetary), or growth

How to Apply:

1) Download the application from the City website, or pick up from the Community Development Department at City Hall (2000 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005)
2) Fill out the application and supplement with any related materials that may be relevant based on the criteria
3) Submit the application to Economic Development Coordinator Todd Willis or the Community Development Department at City Hall (See nomination deadlines for each quarter below)

Quarterly Submittal Deadlines

March – Deadline is February 1, 2021
June – Deadline is May 3, 2021
September – Deadline is August 2, 2021
December – Deadline is November 1, 2021

Featured Business Program Overview

Featured Business Program Application

Past Featured Business Program Recipients

1998

VK Development Corporation (Fourth Quarter 1997)
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation (Third Quarter 1998)

1999

Vrakus, Blum & Co., S.C. (First Quarter 1999)
The Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  (Second Quarter 1999)
Guhring, Inc. (Third Quarter 1999)

2000

Fiserv, Inc. (First Quarter 2000)
Medical Equipment Consulting Services (Second Quarter 2000)

2001

Pillar Industries (First Quarter 2001)

2002

Hunzinger Construction Company (First Quarter 2002)
Pentair Water Treatment – Brookfield Facility (Fourth Quarter 2002)
Shorewest Realtors (First Quarter 2003)