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Boldts get Family Business of the Year Special Award
(From left) Ron, Jaron and Tim Boldt

The Ron and Tim Boldt families of Pioneer Ford Sales of Platteville recently received a Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Special Award, “Everybody’s Neighbor.” at the 10th Anniversary Awards Night presentation in Madison.

The Wisconsin Family Business of the Year award highlights and celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of family businesses that make an impact on the Wisconsin business community.

Each nomination is looked at in-depth by a panel of judges composed of independent business leaders. The judges consider the family business’ contribution to its community and industry, its positive links between family and business, how family values influence business, business performance, innovative practices, challenges overcome, how the business has been nimble and flexible in these economic times, among other things.

Sponsors of the annual Wisconsin Family Business of the Year awards are Smith & Gesteland CPAs, First Business Bank, Whyte Hirschboeck & Dudek, SC and IBinBusiness.

The Boldts were nominated by Kathy Kopp, Executive Director of the Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce.

“The Boldt family represents an icon business and one that reflects a passion for our community,” said Kopp. “Pioneer Ford is a charter member of our Chamber of Commerce; three generations of Boldts (Wilson, Ron and Tim) have served on the Chamber Board in leadership roles and our various committees; and all have been very involved in community events and activities.

“The Boldts are a role model of how to make a successful family business continue from one generation to the next. They show great insight in their business acumen and always have family as a priority. The move to their new location in 2012 was significant and the continued commitment they made to invest in our community has spurred a positive image in this down economy.”

Accepting the award were Ron Bold, Tim Boldt and Jaron Boldt.