Artisan Dental among winners of 2019 Force for Positive Change

Marquette University and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation have announced the winners of the 2019 Force for Positive Change awards. This year’s awards were the third time this statewide competition recognized social entrepreneurship as a model for solving social or environmental challenges in a way that is sustainable, just and generates impactful change in Wisconsin.

This year’s seven winners are:

In addition, there was a new category of honorable mentions:

The winners were selected from more than 115 initial applications that were then narrowed to 20 finalists by an expert panel of judges from industry, academia and the nonprofit sector.

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Dr Nicole Andersen has been named on Three Best Rated as one of the Top 3 Dentists in Madison!

Their 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to general excellence.

Congratulations Dr Andersen!

Congratulations to Future State, our fellow B Corporation/Best For The World honoree in the Workers category! We are thrilled to share this honor with such an amazing company.

Future State is a consulting firm located in Oakland, California working with global companies and organizations to ensure people are the center of focus to achieve operational transformation and organizational change. They are passionate about the challenges their clients are looking to solve, like the transformation of the healthcare ecosystem, the curing of diseases that impact millions, and the establishment of a technology infrastructure that will allow access for all. They bring this commitment to their work every day, and count their clients among their friends and co-creators in making the world a better place.

Future State’s true definition of success: Benefits for people, purpose and the planet alongside profits.

A few of the reasons they received this honor

B Impact Report


Artisan Dental was recently recognized as one of the 2018, Dane County Small Business Award winners.  Each application for the 2018 awards program was evaluated on three main criteria: company growth and success since its inception; the company benefits package provided to employees; and the contributions and impact the company makes in the community.

You can learn more about Artisan Dental’s multi-stakeholder approach on our website and the In Business magazine article.


Artisan Dental was recognized for creating the most positive impact for their team based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab.

Artisan Dental is honored to be in the Best For The World – Workers list, which includes businesses scoring in the top 10 percent among more than 2,500 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment – Worker section. The assessment measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like Artisan Dental must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.

The Workers section of the B Impact Assessment evaluates the company’s relationship with its workforce. It measures how the company cares for its workers through compensation, benefits, training and ownership opportunities provided to workers. The category also focuses on the overall work environment within the company by assessing management/worker communication, job flexibility, corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make on employees around the world. Artisan Dental made the list thanks to exceptional practices like the Artisan Dental Whole Person Development grant designed to foster professional and personal growth, the Science of Happiness and Mindfulness Daily course offered to all team members and a friend together with a financial incentive to complete.

The 185 Best For Workers companies come from 58 different industries and 20 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best For The World Overall impact, Best For Environment, Best For Customers, Best For Governance and Best For Community.

Close to 1,000 Certified B Corporations were named 2018 Best For The World Honorees, including: Patagonia, King Arthur Flour Company, Green Mountain Power, and the United Kingdom’s Charity Bank. Fifty-two countries are represented, including Denmark, India, South Africa and Taiwan. The selection criteria for Best For The World honorees are available at

Today there are more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations across more than 150 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at




I recently had the honor of representing Artisan Dental at the Force for Positive Change event “A Day of Social Innovation” held at Marquette University. The day was filled with amazing stories, innovative ideas and inspiration.

Artisan Dental was humbled to be among 32 finalists for the 2018 Force for Positive Change Awards and would like to congratulate all the very worthy winners;

ACTS Housing,


Harambee Village,

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters,

Little Free Library,

The Local Food Experiment,

The Open Door Coffeehouse,

SOAR Fox Cities,



Willy St Coop,

Thank you to all those responsible for this remarkable event.

Let’s all do our part to be the change that we seek in the world!