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 – 2021-22
Important Dates and Information*
  • Oct. 1, 2021  Phase 1 responses due by 5:00PM CDT. Responses should be emailed to [email protected]
  • Oct. 29, 2021  Organizations moving onto Phase 2 will be notified.
  • Jan. 28, 2022  Phase 2 applications due by 5:00PM CDT.
  • Feb. 18, 2022  Phase 3 finalists notified and site visits are scheduled during March and early April 2022.


2020-21 New North Workplace Excellence Award Winner

Wipfli, a top 20 accounting and business consulting firm in the U.S. with significant operations in Northeast Wisconsin, has been named as the winner of the 2020 New North Workplace Excellence Award. Selected from nominated companies in the 18-county region, Wipfli representatives accepted the honor at the New North Summit, held June 10 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

The award recognizes organizations within the New North region who are improving their competitive advantage through people practices that lead to successful business outcomes. Sponsored by Right Management, businesses are evaluated for the award based on employee engagement, business outcomes and overall success.

“We are honored to present Wipfli with the New North Workplace Excellence Award,” says Barb LaMue, president and CEO of New North Inc. “They are a long-time pillar of our regional business community, and illustrate how ongoing evolution of people and business practices creates positive results. We salute how Wipfli encourages and supports its Wipfli family to give back to local causes and is a leader in its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.”

Wipfli has offices in eight Wisconsin cities, including Green Bay and Appleton locations within the New North region. It serves businesses of various sizes, ranging from large public and private companies, to closely held family-owned operations. Wipfli works in more than a dozen industries, providing a wide range of client services.

New North Workplace Excellence Award

Past Award Recipients:

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