Supranet and Isthmus Publishing Company in cooperation with Dane Buy Local are pleased to announce that after having received an outpouring of notable nominations and qualified candidates, the judging committee has met and named the winners of the 2012 Isthmus Independent Business Awards!
Here are the winners of the Isthmus Indies:
- Market Spark: The nominees are local businesses that have stepped out in front of the crowd modeling innovative practices. And the winner is... Lea Wolf, Alison Dodge and Carolyn Schwartz, Happy Bambino
- Fresh Food Friend: The nominees are committed to delivering local, sustainable food through restaurant or retail channels. And the winner is... Jeff Maurer, Fresh Madison Market
- Dynamic Developer: The nominees create sustainable projects that benefit the community. And the winner is... Thomas Holmes, Glenville Timberwrights
- Green Angel: The nominees advocate for environmentally sustainable practices in their local businesses and lifestyles, encouraging others to do the same. And the winner is... Jim Bradley, Home Savings Bank
- Hometown Artist: The nominees are visual or performing artists who demonstrate a commitment to the community through their work, representing the best of the independent-minded creative class. And the winner is... Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Forward Theater Company
- Neighborhood Notable: The nominees demonstrate leadership in making their neighborhood and its businesses successful. And the winner is... Richard Kilmer, Community Pharmacy
- Bridge Builder: The nominees bring together people with different points of view to effect positive change. And the winner is... Michael Olson, Madison Music Foundry
- Dane and Beyond: The nominees use new technology to reach beyond today's way of doing business. They encourage innovation to connect Dane County with the world. And the winner is... Markus Candinas, Candinas Chocolates
The recipients will be featured and recognized in the October 4 edition of Isthmus. Awards will be presented at the 2002 Isthmus Indies Celebration on Monday, October 8 at the Goodman Center in Madison. Tickets are available at IsthmusIndies.com and DaneBuyLocal.com.