AriensCo awarded the 2022 Weyenberg Prize for business excellence

BRILLION, Wis. (March 1, 2022) - AriensCo is the proud recipient of the 2022 Weyenberg Prize for a large-sized organization presented by the University of Wisconsin Green Bay’s (UWGB) Austin E. Cofrin School of Business.

“We are ecstatic to be winning the Weyenberg Prize,” said Angela Jellum, Senior Manager, Event Operations, AriensCo. “It’s such a great award to win and seeing all the past recipients we’re really honored to be categorized amongst them. We couldn’t be prouder.”  

This prestigious prize is awarded annually to two organizations with outstanding merit in multiple areas. To be qualified for the award, an organization must demonstrate excellence in leadership transformation, strategy and execution. 

The Weyenberg Prize is judged per the self-assessment criteria and awarded during UWGB’s Business Week dinner.  

Past winners include C.A. Lawton, Festival Foods, Schneider National and Wipfli LLP.  

AriensCo embodies the criteria for business excellence by instilling a culture of growth and aligning decisions with its core values and beliefs. It is committed to continually improving the Brillion community by creating local job opportunities and building genuine connections.  

“Being involved in the community is very important to us. Its where we live, work, play and we want everyone to know how great Brillion is,” said Jellum.  

Michael Alexander, UWGB Chancellor, said the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business was proud to give this award to AriensCo. “We’re very inspired by the work that AriensCo is doing in the area and appreciate their leadership.”   

Being awarded this esteemed prize is an accomplishment for both AriensCo and the entire Brillion community.  

About AriensCo  
Based in Brillion, Wisconsin, AriensCo is a privately-owned manufacturer of outdoor power equipment for both consumer and commercial markets. Established in 1933, the company manufactures equipment under the Ariens®, Gravely®, RapidCare, Countax®, Westwood® and AS-Motor® brand names. It also established AriensCo Hospitality in 2020 with two luxury event venues, Stone Prairie and Round Lake Farms. It is adding the Ariens Nordic Center December 2022. These venues are part of the mission to create reasons to visit the Brillion community. Find us on the web: Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. 

About the Weyenberg Prize for Business Excellence  
In recognition of Tim Weyenberg, past CEO and Executive Chair of the Board of Directors for Foth Companies, UW Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business presents a prize of business excellence in his honor. Weyenberg’s personal, business and community impacts have made an incredible difference for the Cofrin School of Business. His dedication to leadership development, customer value and driving profitable growth at Foth have resulted in the type of business excellence that embodies this prize.