Envision IT Recognized by DCSBA

Envision IT Pressroom | June 28, 2016

Envision IT Pressroom
June 28, 2016

Envision IT Recognized for its Contributions to the Local Economy and Community

The UW – Madison School of Business and its SBDC honored Envision IT for the contributions the owners and employees make to the community and economy. The award recognizes the business owners for having the vision and taking the risk as well as the teamwork of all the Envision employees that help make the company successful. Among the criteria for the award are maintaining a responsible and rewarding workplace environment and providing support for the community.


Jon Konarske, Publisher of InBusiness magazine MC’d the event. He noted Envision IT’s submission that included feedback from employees of Envision IT about why they feel it’s a great company. Envision President, Nancy Pautsch, explained “Honesty is very important to us. So when the award submission asked why Envision is a great company to work for, our only thought was to ask all the employees for their perspective and their verbatim feedback comprised Envision IT’s response. Reading their heartfelt comments was reward in itself.”


Joe Parisi, Dane Country Executive presented Envision IT with the award and mentioned his admiration of Envision founder and well-intentioned business owner, Beau Smithback. The event Keynote was delivered by Dr. Richard Davidson, Founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at UW-Madison. Dr. Davidson’s talk centered around cultivating healthy work environments that promote a positive outlook and strong correlation of Emotional Intelligence with life success. Both those points hit home for Envision IT. “Envision IT employees are like family and we want to contribute – in a big way – to their life-long happiness,” says Christine Buentello, Manager of Employee Endearment & Finance, at Envision.


Envision IT follows the business principles discussed in Firms of Endearment and Conscious Capitalism. The organization feels a responsibility to make positive contributions to the greater good. Beau Smithback, Envision IT CEO, “Why not us? It seems many folks are solely relying on government or non-profits to ‘do good.’ The private for-profit business sector employs the majority of WI workers. If many of us try to improve society, we can move the needle. We take that seriously and will do as much as we can to help.”


For more information on The Center for Healthy Minds visit: http://centerhealthyminds.org/

For more information on the DCSBA visit: https://sbdc.wisc.edu/special-programs/dane-county-business-awards/

Tags: Community Involvement, Conscious Business, Featured