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Future Neenah Recognizes Businesses and Partnerships of the Year

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Future Neenah and Business Awards Sponsor FNB Fox Valley celebrate the outstanding partnerships that helped achieve community success in 2015.

Neenah, WI- Future Neenah recognized the following individuals and businesses that, through partnerships, made serving as Neenah’s quality of life organization a pleasure in 2015. These honorees have hearts for community service and a love of Neenah.

Corporate Citizen of the Year Award: Appleton International Airport 








Appleton International Airport (ATW) was recognized for extraordinary contributions by a business to the overall quality of life enjoyed in our community. This award acknowledges both civic leadership and sponsorship “ATW provides Neenah with the support to soar with continued investment in Future Neenah’s Evening Concert Series and Networking events. The ATW staff also contributes to the quality of life and overall fun in our community with additional activities like Christmas caroling at our businesses, bringing ATW bus to give free ice cream on hot summer days, or displaying their staff talent with onstage singing and dancing at our concerts. They are truly an extraordinary example of taking sponsorship to a high level of positive community impact,” states Future Neenah Executive Director Amy Barker.

Friend of Neenah Award: Culver’s








Culver’s of Neenah was recognized for outstanding, positive influence on the community. Their civic participation has made a significant impact in Neenah. “Culver’s helped us scoop up a successful Shattuck Park 100th Anniversary celebration on the hottest day of summer with product and personality. Their team served 1500 servings of free custard in a few short hours to our community at our Farmers Market. Their ongoing corporate gratitude for our farmers was felt that day through the service and smiles of their team,” stated Executive Director Amy Barker.

 Downtown Business of the Year Award: Cannova’s 


Cannova’s was recognized for embracing the Downtown brand of “Downtown. Unequaled.” Cannova’s has captured the attention of locals and visitors to the community as a sought after dining destination for the past 10 years. They are a consistent representative of the true Downtown spirit committing both time and resources to improving the central city district. Cannova’s staff can be spotted at every Farmers Market shopping for their farm fresh menu ingredients. Business owner Debbie Rasmus has also recently renovated the space above Cannova’s to respond to our community need of temporary corporate housing. Downtown Neenah has multiple world headquarters located in a few block radius of the restaurant and this new corporate housing amenity has been highly sought after by nearby companies. Cannova’s continues to serve up positive community spirit to all those they host.

Civic Partner of the Year Award: Neenah Joint School District


FNB and Future Neenah recognized Neenah Joint School District and its staff as an organization that exemplifies partnership with the community, a group with which Future Neenah has been able to unite forces to enrich the quality of life in the community. “This award is in appreciation of the time and effort of the teachers, staff, booster club volunteers and students of the Neenah Joint School District for the enthusiasm they put into community-based learning opportunities provided through private/public partnership,” announced Amy Barker. “Everyone from the outstanding Art and Music Departments to the many booster clubs has been the backbone of our successful, large-scale community events over the past 32 years. As a small staff, we couldn’t do what we do without the support and assistance of these phenomenal community people.”

Awards were presented by Future Neenah Board and Staff Members and FNB Fox Valley. Photos by Adam Shea Photography.

Future Neenah, Inc. is a community driven non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic and cultural vitality of Neenah Area

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