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Past Trailblazer Award Winners & Photo Album


Wisconsin Governor's Trailblazer
Awards for Women in Business



Congratulations to 2007 Trailblazer Judy Waldmann, Waldmann Show Store, on retiring after 40 years in business. WI State Journal, Aug. 6, 2017

Judy Waldmann: Trail-blazing entrepreneur, Gemuetlichkeit queen and a downtown Jefferson cheerleader steps away from the shoe business





Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch visited with Daphne Wilson, CEO of Glorious Malone's Fine Sausage. Glorious Malone's is a woman-owned business located in Milwaukee and 2014 recipient of the Wisconsin Governor's Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business, which is co-sponsored by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.



Award Recipients

Photo Album



Joan Collins Publicity, Inc. (Madison) 



A.J. Wholesale Produce, Inc. (Sheboygan)
Alder Companies (Delavan)
Coakley Brothers Company (Milwaukee)

DUECO, Inc. (Waukesha)

Glacial Lake Cranberries (Wisconsin Rapids)

Kreier's Hair Quarters (Cudahy)

Lichtfeld Plumbing, Inc. (Madison)
Meetings & Incentives Worldwide (Caledonia)

Meyer Insurance Agency, Inc. (Sauk City)

Mondovi Hardware Store (Mondovi)

The Omaha Bar (Rice Lake)

Schlaefer Optometrists (Campbellsport)

Stanek Tool (New Berlin)

Treeland Resorts (Hayward)

Tribute Companies, The (Hartland)

Wedige's Badger Bar (Platteville)



2100 Lathrop, Inc. dba McDonalds (Racine)

A Room of One's Own (Madison)

Award Mall/Total Awards & Promotions (Madison)

Badger Trailer & Equipment Corp. (Franksville)

Joan Collins Publicity (Madison)

Concepts in Art, Ltd. (Janesville)

Cooks Specialty Co. (West Allis)

Country Treasures (Chippewa Falls)

Creative Company, The (Madison)

D&G Insulation, Inc. (Brookfield)

Devenish Associates (Monona)

Directions Marketing (Neenah)

Drake & Company Staffing Specialists (Madison)

Ed Gersek, Inc. (Green Bay)

Elite Sports Clubs (formerly Elite Fitness & Racquet Clubs) (Racine)

Far Horizons Travel (McFarland)

Full Compass Systems,  Ltd. (Middleton)

Glorious Malone's Fine Sausage, Inc. (Milwaukee)

Hasselblad Machine Co., LLP (Green Bay)

InteriorLOGIC, Inc (Madison)

Laurel & Associates, Ltd. (Madison)

Malacological Consultants (La Crosse)

Middleton Travel, Inc. (Middleton)

J&L Steel & Electrical Services (Hudson)

James Imaging Systems (Brookfield)

Jefferson Travel, Inc. (Jefferson)

Kujawa Enterprises, Inc (Oak Creek)

Lindsay, Stone & Briggs, Inc. (Madison)

MJ Care, Inc. (Milwaukee)

Nan M. Zimdars, Inc. (Madison)

NSP Graphics (Campbellsport)

Pardeeville Gymnastics & Karate Club (Pardeeville)

SEEK Careers/Staffing (Grafton)

Silver Leaf Interiors, Inc. (Madison)

Stowell Associates, Inc. (Milwaukee)

Target Corporation (Pleasant Prairie)

Waldmann Shoes (Jefferson)

Wauwatosa Day Care and Learning Centers, Inc. (Wauwatosa)

The Widget Source, Inc. (Madison)

Wild Child (Madison)

Terese Zache Designs (Madison)

Zilli Hospitality Group (Waukesha)




AJA Enterprise, LLC (Milwaukee)

Armstrong General Contracting (Milwaukee)

Ballweg Chevrolet-Pontiac-Buick (Sauk City)

BELABELA (Milwaukee)

Graceful Aging, Inc. (Racine)

Heartland Information Research, Inc. (Wauwatosa)

Insider News Wisconsin (Racine)

Lammer's Food Fest (Menomonie)

Lincoln Wood Products (Merrill)

Milton Family Law (Brookfield)

Purple Door Ice Cream, Inc. (Milwaukee)

SES, Inc. (Janesville)

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

Zoe Engineering (Milwaukee)


*in partnership with WWBIC, since 2008 



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