At the Making Their Mark Awards ceremony on May 8, one young professional walked away with two of Coastal Connection’s top awards. Jaime Marchi, DDS, owner of Just Kids Dental, was selected as Top Young Professional (sponsored by LTC) and Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Maritime Financial Group). Advocate of the Year (sponsored by Mark J. Miller, CPA) went to Silverwater Productions for the promotional video produced for Coastal Connections in 2011. Coastal Connections Member of the Year Award went to Brian Gensch, ACUITY Insurance, for his outstanding support of the organization and attendance at most events.
The nominees for the 2012 Making Their Mark: Top Ten Young Professionals Awards are: Andrew Bagnall, St. Nicholas Hospital
Kristin Blanchard, Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization
Andrea Igowsky, DDS, Just Kids Dental, SC
Rebekah Kubista, Lakeshore Technical College
Jaime Marchi, DDS, Just Kids Dental, SC
Bill Marklein, Sheboygan County Chamber
Adam Schneider, Concept Works, Inc.
Daniel Schultz, The Vollrath Co.
Brian Schwaller, EcoManity, LLC / Schwaller’s Painting & Staining LLC
Thomas Steinhaus, Heartland Business Bank
(left) Dr. Jaime Marchi, DDS
More than 60 young professionals were nominated for this year’s honors, a testament to Coastal Connections’ growth in recent years.
The support of special partner companies throughout each year makes Coastal Connections events and programs possible. Thanks to Kohler Co., Schenck SC, Northwestern Mutual Financial Group, The Vollrath Co., St. Nicholas Hospital, Community Bank & Trust, Prevea Health, Wisconsin Public Service Foundation and Alliant Energy Foundation. Thank you to Sheboygan Town & Country Club for hosting the Making Their Mark Awards.
Coastal Connections provides diverse opportunities for young professionals 21 and over to build personal and professional relationships, develop leadership skills and explore all that Sheboygan County has to offer. All young professionals are invited to connect and socialize with other members at fun events like Networking Hours, Java Jabbers, and Power Lunches. New this year is L.E.A.D. (Leadership through Education And Development), a new Coastal Connections professional development series. In addition to these programs, members enjoy Professional Perks, Distinguished Dinners with Sheboygan County Executives, and other special events. See upcoming events at CoastalConnectionsYPN.com.
Back row (L to R): Thomas Steinhaus, Adam Schneider, Andrew Bagnall, Bill Marklein, Brian Schwaller.
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