An Oak Creek company and its president have been recognized as a "pioneer" in the business community.
Kujawa Enterprises, Inc., along with company president Sally Kujawa, were one of the recipients of the 2012 Governor's Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business. KEI, 824 E. Rawson Ave., provides landscaping services such as design and installation, interior plantscaping and snow and ice management.
The Trailblazer awards are given to businesses statewide to recognize the legacy of women's business ownership in Wisconsin, according to a news release.
"Private sector businesses are key to our state's job creation strategies," Gov. Scott Walker said in a news release. "We are fortunate to have many women who have started a business and now employ their fellow Wisconsinites. I hope that these Trailblazers can serve as role models to other women who are considering opening a business and creating jobs."
Officials said the 14 award recipients have helped sustained families, anchored communities and brought leadership and lasting economic benefits to communities across the state.
KEI is a third-generation business with roots going back to 1926, when it was then Cudahy Flour and Feed.