2019 Fox Cities Chamber Pinnacle Awards Gala

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Name: 2019 Fox Cities Chamber Pinnacle Awards Gala
Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
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Event Description:
The Fox Cities Chamber Pinnacle Awards Gala will be hosted on Thursday, November 21 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Downtown Appleton.  Black tie attire is admired, but not required for this event.  

The Pinnacle Awards program recognizes individuals who embrace principled leadership, strategic thinking, balanced workplace values and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence. Individuals have a unique blend of vision, energy, perseverance and skill and have demonstrated outstanding achievements in operating businesses as well as leadership in the community.

5:00 PM - Registration & Social 
6:00 PM - Awards Ceremony 

Reception to follow 

2019 Award Winners:

Athena Leadership Award:

  • Heather Schimmers, MBA, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Ascension Wisconsin

Business Leader Hall of Fame Award:

  • Denny Lamers, Chairman of the Board at McMahon Associates, Inc. 
  • Rollie Stephenson, Chairman of the Board at Faith Technologies

Champion of the Chamber Award:

  • Beth Davis, VP of Business Development at Community First Credit Union
  • Sharon Hulce, President/CEO at Employment Resource Group

Gus A. Zuehlke Distinguished Service Award:

  • Dr. Susan May, President/CEO at Fox Valley Technical College

Joyce Bytof Exceptional Mentor Award:

  • Sherry Coley, Attorney at Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.

Young Professional of the Year Award:

  • Lindsay Fenlon, Executive Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region

**Ticket Distribution Information**

Q: Am I able to select my own seat?
A: Yes, you may select your own seats the evening of the event. All tickets are general admission to enter the Thrivent Financial Hall.
Q: When can my tickets be picked up?
A: All tickets may be picked up at the Fox Cities Chamber during normal business hours.
Fox Cities Chamber hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fox Cities Chamber address
125 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
All tickets not picked up prior to November 20th will be held at the registration table the evening of the event. Please enter through the North Division Street Entrance.   
Q: Do we need to have our tickets the night of the event?
A: Yes, all guests must have their event ticket on-hand to enter Thrivent Financial Hall.
Q: I lost my tickets, what should I do?
A: If you have lost or misplaced your tickets, please contact Katie Gaffney, Event Coordinator at the Fox Cities Chamber: (920) 734-7101.


Executive Sponsors
ATHENA Leadership Award Sponsor
Contributing Sponsor
Multi-Media Partners
Radio Partner
Supporting Sponsor
  AT&T Wisconsin
Azco, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region
Community First Credit Union
Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.
Faith Technologies, Inc.
Fox Valley Technical College

Secura Insurance
The Boldt Company




Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Security Policy
All bags and persons are subject to search upon entry. Bags or purses larger than 8.5" x 11" x 5" will not be allowed in the theater and the Center asks patrons to refrain from bringing them, return them to their cars or check them at the coat check. Exceptions will be made for individuals who have items that are medically necessary with proper identification or substantiation.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.  Please contact Suzanne Wittman at Suzanne@foxcitiesregion.com or (920) 734-7101

Return/Refund Policy: Our on-line reservations are limited to seminars/events. Since the Chamber is responsible for payment to the venue for the reservation, refunds are only available if the Chamber is contacted three business days in advance of the event.

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 
Thrivent Financial Hall
400 West College Avenue (please use North Division Street entrance)
Appleton, WI 54911

*Valet parking services will be available at the attendees expense*

Date/Time Information:
Thursday November 21, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contact Information:
Katie Gaffney
Cost per ticket: $100 (General Admission)

Corporate Ticket Package: $1,250 (includes 10 tickets to event and 10 raffle tickets).
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