New North Workplace Excellence Award

people practices driving business results

The New North Workplace Excellence Award is presented by New North, Inc. and Right Management Inc. to organizations located within the 18-county New North region. The award recognizes organizations that improve their competitive advantage through people practices that lead to successful business results.


  • Orientation & Assimilation
  • Recruitment, Selection & Retention
  • Culture Management
  • Alignment & Engagement
  • Development/Performance Management
  • Employee Communication
  • Succession/Knowledge Transfer
  • Exit (Retirement or Outplacement)



  • Savings: Financial & Cost Efficiencies
  • Growth: Financial & Customer Growth
  • Increased Profitability

Organizations located within the 18-county New North region are eligible to apply. This includes companies that have a division or location within the New North, but are not necessarily headquartered in the New North.

The 18 counties include: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago.

The New North Workplace Excellence Award application process will consist of three phases:

Phase I                Organizations complete brief statement of consideration (500 words or less).

Phase II               Organizations meeting Phase I requirements will be notified and invited to submit a detailed application.

Phase III              Organizations meeting Phase II requirements will become finalists and a site visit will be conducted by members of the judges committee to select winner(s).

NOW AVAILABLE: Application Phase 1 – 2020 
Important Dates and Information*
  • June 26th Phase 1 responses due by 5:00PM CDT. Responses should be emailed to [email protected]
  • July 17th Organizations moving onto Phase 2 will be notified.
  • August 14th Phase 2 applications due by 5:00PM CDT.
  • August 28th Phase 3 finalists notified.


2019 New North Workplace Excellence Award Winner

Integrity Insurance, a property and casualty insurance company based in Appleton, has been named as the recipient of the 2019 New North Workplace Excellence Award. Chosen as the winner among companies nominated in the 18-county region, Integrity representatives accepted the honor at the Dec. 5 New North Summit in Green Bay.

Now in its 11th year, the award recognizes organizations within the New North who are improving their competitive advantage through people practices that lead to successful business results. A collaboration between New North Inc. and Right Management, businesses are evaluated for the award based on employee engagement, business outcomes and overall success.

“There are many great companies in the New North region. We are pleased to honor one of them, Integrity Insurance, with this year’s New North Workplace Excellence Award,” says Barb LaMue, Executive Director of New North Inc. “Integrity has demonstrated tremendous business success, achieved through innovative practices and a focus on inspiring its employees.”

New North Workplace Excellence Award

Past Award Recipients:

  • Goodwill Industries of North Central WI, Inc.
  • McCain Foods USA, Inc.
  • Miles Kimball Company
  • Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
  • Schneider National, Inc.
  • Mid-States Aluminum Corporation
  • Skyline Technologies
  • Tank Technology
  • Bassett Mechanical
  • Hoffman LLC
  • J. J. Keller & Associates
  • Nicolet Plastics
  • ThedaCare
  • Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
  • US Venture, Inc.
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Foth
  • American Transmission Company
  • Expera Specialty Solutions
  • Werner Electric
  • Schneider
  • Integrity Insurance