Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony



The 2013 Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 12that Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, 10499 Innovation Dr, Wauwatosa, WI.  We are currently seeking nominations for the Annual Citizen, and Business of the Year for West Allis and West Milwaukee.  We are also introducting a new category this year Young Professional for West Allis/West Milwaukee.

Click here for more information or to register to attend the Annual Awards Dinner on April 12th.

We are very excited to have the band Shag performing for us from 8-11pm.

Thank you to our sponsors: Quad Graphics, Tri City National Bank, Crowne Plaza Milwaukee WestPawn AmericaMasterson Co & Paul's Jewelers. Their sponsorship helps to support the WAWM Chamber operations and provide the best possible service to our members, allowing us to develop new programs and keep abreast of the latest trends in business development and technology.

Sponsorships are still available, please contact the Chamber office for further details.  We will again have a raffle and silent auction at the event and would love to have your donations, contact Natasha with any questions.


2012 Citizens of the Year


Citlali Mendieta-Ramos
West Allis Citizen of the Year

Elaine Ritzka
West Milwaukee Citizen of the Year

Past Award Winners



2012 Businesses of the Year

Creative Business Interiors -
West Allis Business of the Year

Founded in 1991, Creative Business Interiors specializes in designing, building, painting and furnishing commercial, educational and healthcare spaces. Creative began in a small office on South 70th Street, and has grown steadily since 1991 through the strategic leadership of its ownership. Now employing 90 people including office and field teams, their work can be seen throughout the state, country and even internationally.

Creative Business Interiors does not perpetuate the status quo. Their expert staff guides clients through a discovery phase to assess current and future business needs. Planning adaptable spaces that fit different business models and expected growth is their specialty.

This customized approach is showcased at their offices on 101st Street. The building was once used for light manufacturing, but it was left vacant for several years. Creative selected the space and transformed it into their new 50,000+ SF headquarters. The space was carefully transformed by Creative’s own team of designers, project managers, carpenters, painters and furniture installers. It is now a functional showroom for the modern workplace, displaying a variety of modern solutions. With multiple client tours weekly, Creative is reinforcing the role West Allis plays in Metro Milwaukee’s commerce.

Creative has valued their membership in the WAWM chamber, MMAC/COSBE, as well as other local business organizations by serving on committees, round tables and boards. They have received multiple awards over the years including a Master Mettle Award for COSBE’s Future 50, Milwaukee Magazine’s Best Places to Work, and the Bravo! Regional Spirit Award as presented to company president Gary Zimmerman, Jr.

Creative Business Interiors is thrilled to be in their new building, continuing to do business in West Allis and honored to be the West Allis/West Milwaukee Business of the Year.


Lakeside Manufacturing -
West Milwaukee Business of the Year



2012 Young Professionals of the Year


Pam Zorko
Young Professional of the Year

Dan Maass
Young Professional of the Year


2012 Community Partner of the Year


Target - West Allis & West Milwaukee

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