Marian Business And Industry Award Winners Announced

Marian University in Fond du Lac will hold its 33rd annual Business & Industry awards dinner at Marian’s Stayer Center for Technology & Executive Learning on Tuesday, October 28. Presentation of six awards will follow a reception at 5:45 p.m. and dinner. The Business of the Year award will be presented to Alliance Laundry Systems, LLC, of Ripon. The Entrepreneur of the Year award will be presented to of Fond du Lac. The Economic Development award will be presented to Con-way Freight of Fond du Lac.  Special Achievement awards will be presented to two organizations: Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac and the THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts.  This year the George Becker Business Spirit award is being presented posthumously to Gary M. Smith. Smith is the third generation of the Smith family to lead C.D. Smith Construction.  C.D. Smith thrived during Smith’s leadership, where he secured some of the largest scale projects in Wisconsin and grew the company’s business throughout the United States. Smith was also a philanthropist and helped to fund projects locally as well as internationally in the Philippines, Haiti, Nicaragua and more. The Business & Industry awards dinner helps raise money for scholarships for business students in the Marian University School of Business & Public Safety. To see more about the winners click here