Celebrating Brad Austin, a Beacon of Community Spirit

Brad Austin (left), Diane Hendricks (right)

This week, we had the pleasure of coming together with our community at the 97th Annual Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, where we celebrated outstanding individuals, including Brad Austin, the CEO of Corporate Contractors Inc. (CCI). In a touching tribute, Diane Hendricks, a highly respected business leader, dedicated champion of this community, CCI founder, and cherished friend, presented Brad with the esteemed Ken Hendricks Community Spirit Award named in memory of her late husband. This recognition is a testament to Brad’s exceptional contributions to the dynamic Greater Beloit community.

The Ken Hendricks Community Spirit Award acknowledges individuals who go above and beyond to make our community a better place to live, work, and thrive. The award holds a special place in our hearts as it is named after the late Ken Hendricks, a remarkable visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. This award symbolizes the spirit of selflessness and dedication to the well-being of others.

Brad Austin, CEO of CCI

Brad Austin embodies these qualities wholeheartedly. Whether through his leadership at CCI or in local initiatives, his passion for advocating careers in construction, his generosity towards community projects, or his willingness to always lend a helping hand, Brad has consistently demonstrated a profound commitment to the community.

Brad, we extend our heartfelt congratulations on this well-deserved honor. Your dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment do not go unnoticed. We appreciate all that you do, and once again, congratulations on this remarkable achievement!

Our congratulations as well to all the other deserving winners of the evening.

They include:

  • Lawrence Raymer Headliner Award: Nick Dimassis, Beloit Public Library
  • Large Business of the Year: Welders Supply Company
  • Small Business of the Year: Senz Redieske Insurance Agency Inc.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Kevin Young Jr., Young Funeral Home and Crematory
  • Ambassador of the Year: Selina Quinn, CBI Bank Trust
  • Rising Professional of the Year: Jamie Keraka, Hendricks Commercial Properties
  • Non-Profit of the Year: Stateline Boys & Girls Club
  • Walter Knight Diversity Award: Regina Dunkin, The Beloit Health System