• Business of the Year


    The PABA Business of the Year awards have highlighted member company success since the first award in the year, 2000.  The award is normally presented at the PABA Annual June Dinner to ensure recognition in front of a large gathering of members, friends and guests.

    The annual award recognizes any business in the Greater Plover area, large or small, in business for more than three years.  Awardees are PABA members who have exhibited continued financial stability and development, maintained a responsible and rewarding workplace environment; have an established plan for future growth and have added to the economic base of the greater Plover area while being noticeably dedicated to community support and customer service.  It's expected that such winners also show efforts to adapt to changes in the marketplace and ways to excel in their field of business. 

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  • Monogram Appetizers' Mark Pulchinski accepts the 2018 PABA Business of the Year from Joe M. Kinsella, Pointe Precision, PABA's incoming Board President for 2018-2019. 

    Founded in 2004, Monogram Foods Solutions is a leading manufacturer and marketer of value-added meat products, snacks and appetizers.  Monogram operates at 300 Moore Road, Plover and operates a second central WI manufacturing location at 1434 Post Road, Plover with corporate HQ in Memphis, TN.  Monogram employs hundreds in central WI and over 2,600 in their scope of operations in IA, IN, MA, MN, TN, TX, VA and WI.  Monogram specializes in strategic co-packing, private label and branded business, with both owned and licensed brands.

    Monogram was recognized, in part, for their MONOGRAM LOVES KIDS FOUNDATION and the generous contributions of over $100,000 in the greater Plover area with 2017 grant recipients including:  Boys and Girls Club of Portage County; United Way of Portage County; Roosevelt School PTO; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Central Wisconsin Children's Museum; Portage County Literacy Council; The Playhouse Theatre Group; Junior Achievement of Portage County; and Hunger and Poverty Prevention of Portage County. 

    In total, the MONOGRAM LOVES KIDS FOUNDATION, the fundraising and philanthropic arm of Monogram Foods, demonstrates the principal core value of 'giving back to communities'; with shareholders, team members and vendors believing strongly in sharing their resources and reinvesting in the communities where they live and work.  As a result, Monogram Foods is passionately committed to supporting organizations that focus on vital community needs and issues centered on children and their families with contributions since inception exceeding $1.1 million. 


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  • Wisconsin State Senator District #24 Patrick Testin and State Representative District #71 Katrina Shankland joined with members of PABA in thanking and recognizing Monogram Appetizers as 2018 PABA Business of the Year and are shown here with Mark Pulchinski armed with the collective hardware as 2018 BOY winner. 

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