I know 2012 has just begun, but do yourself a favor. Put a star and write "BizTimes" down on your calendar for the late afternoon of Dec. 4.
That will be the date of the first BizTimes Best In Business celebration, and we are inviting all of our readers to attend this inaugural event.
The Best in Business event will be a celebration of our collective achievements from 2012. Think of it as a community Christmas party for Southeastern Wisconsin's business community.
Throughout the year, we will be collecting snippets of wisdom from the pages of BizTimes magazine and BizTimes.com. We will then present them like pearls on a necklace at the Best In Business celebration.
We're off to a great start on the project in January alone with these great quotes from business leaders:
"Waiting for Washington or Madison or the Supreme Court to 'fix' our problems is a fool's errand. We need to take matters into our own hands." -Jon Rauser, The Rauser Agency Inc., Milwaukee
"We're a small business with 15 employees. We do not have a sales department. However, we have 15 salespeople. We do not employ a single account executive, yet we have 15 AEs. We have a simple business philosophy: encourage employee interaction with clients and empower them with your most sacred customers, then get out of their way." -Rich Schmig and Bruce Gibb, Plum Moving Media, Milwaukee
"I think customer bases are like clubs. It's really hard to get new members if the longstanding members are leaving." -Paul Grangaard, Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp., Port Washington
We will then invite all of the business leaders whose quotes are selected to be VIPs at the Best In Business party.
Imagine being in the room with so many insightful, bold business leaders. We'll share their great quotes about business growth in a companion Best In Business coffee table book to be unveiled at the December event.
The book will feature business leaders to be honored by BizTimes over the course of the year, including the winners of…Read more...