Presenting the 2021 Veteran Impact Annual Award Winners
Each year the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize key players who have a positive impact on the veteran community. The Veteran Impact Awards are presented annually at the Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference.
Areas of recognition:
- Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
- Veteran-Friendly Business of the Year
- Outstanding Veteran of the Year
Our award selectees have distinguished themselves through their many accomplishments and selfless service of veterans and military families.
Veteran-Owned Business of the Year: Burn Pit BBQ
Burn Pit BBQ (burnpitbbq.com) has had a heck of a year. Their wide selection of popular spices, rubs, seasonings, sauces, and apparel can be found in stores throughout Wisconsin, and ships nationally via their website as well as major online retailers like Amazon.
Learn more about Burn Pit BBQ Co-Founder Greg Fischer's incredible story below:
Veteran-Friendly Business of the Year: Fiserv
Fiserv is a dedicated supporter of veterans and military families. Their groundbreaking Fiserv Salutes program is changing the game for veteran professionals here in Wisconsin and beyond.
"Fiserv plays a critical role in supporting economic growth and improving communities across the country. Through a U.S. military and veterans engagement strategy called Fiserv Salutes, we provide the military community with career opportunities, education resources, and business solutions for veteran-owned businesses.
We believe that hiring qualified veterans and helping veterans grow their businesses isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s also good business."
Outstanding Veteran of the Year: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld
Our 2021 Outstanding Veteran of the year is Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld. Dr. Ehrenfeld is a Naval officer, physician, advocate, and Chair of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees.
He has been credited with over 175 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Systems, and is a fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association as well as the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
View Dr. Ehrenfeld's acceptable speech below:
About the Author - Adam Braatz
Adam Braatz is the Vice President of Communications & Programming for the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce and a veteran of the US Air Force.