The Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce is pleased to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2013 Community Award recipients. Four (4) area companies and organizations will receive this award at the Association of Commerce Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 13 at the Holiday Inn of Fond du Lac.
Established in 1972, the purpose of the award program is “to pay recognition to area citizens for their volunteer contribution to the community and to area businesses for their contribution to the growth and development of the area.” The 2013 Community Award recipients are:
- Mercury Marine: In recognition of growth and development and for the commitment made to the community during 75 years in Fond du Lac.
- Solutions Center: In recognition of the significant contributions made to the less fortunate within the Fond du Lac community.
- Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts: In honor of the significant advancement made to the promotion of the arts through the creation of the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts.
- Wells Vehicle Electronics: In recognition of the growth and investment made to the Fond du Lac community through increased employment and expansion.
Too often, great contributions go unnoticed. The AC hopes that the Community Awards can shine a light on the persons and organizations that have made significant contributions to our community. “Without the leadership these organizations have shown, our community would simply not be what it is today,” stated Joe Reitemeier, president and CEO of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce. “We are proud to recognize these local assets.” A fund was established for the AC Community Awards through a gift from local businessman, the late Joseph Berger Jr. to help pay for the plaques awarded each year. Mr. Berger requested that the AC Community Awards program be a way of honoring his father, Joseph Berger Sr. for his contributions to the greater Fond du Lac community.