As reported in BizTimes by Andrew Weiland

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) announced that is will recognize 65 area companies and organizations as Focus on the Future Award honorees, to recognize their work to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our business community has faced unprecedented challenges in 2020,” said Stephanie Hall, MMAC Vice President of Membership and Small Business. “Through it all, these 65 companies, organizations and individuals have shown us examples of the Milwaukee Region at its best, and give us hope for the future. Through the Focus on the Future Awards, MMAC wants to recognize those who have risen to their best during the most difficult of times.”

The honorees will be celebrated during a virtual event on Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. BizTimes Media is the media sponsor for the event. Registration details for the event are forthcoming, the MMAC said.

The Focus on the Future Award honorees, and award categories, include:

Established New Links in the Chain – These honorees have retooled their supply chain or made new links in another supply chain to meet new market demands.

Mother (or Father) of Invention – These honorees have created a new product or service to meet rapidly changing market demands.

Fueling the Frontlines – These honorees have come to the aid of health care or other frontline workers when they needed it most.

True Colors – These honorees have maintained an employee-centric focus by managing the health and well-being of their workforce.

Pivot Not Panic – These organizations and individual honorees displayed clarity and purpose, showing exemplary leadership during the pandemic.

Of the 65 honorees, the MMAC will recognize 12 as Honorees with Distinction and one in each category (a total of 5) will be spotlighted during the virtual event.

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