• 2018 Small Business Week

  • The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Small Business Week from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20, 2018.

    The week included a variety of events:

    • Monday, April 16: Legislators' Forum
    • Tuesday, April 17: 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards
    • Thursday, April 19: 2018 Business EXPO
    • Thursday, April 19: EXPO Business PM
    • Friday, April 20: Small Business of the Year Recognition Ceremony

    Nominate a Small Business of the Year:

    The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize member businesses and organizations for their exceptional business growth, community involvement, and innovative efforts in the Wausau Region. To nominate a business for the Small Business of the Year Award, please complete and return this nomination form by 3 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017.

    All nominations are confidential. Self-nominations are encouraged.

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  • Download a pdf of the 2017 Business EXPO map or view it above.

  • Small Business Week sponsors
  • Past Small Business of the Year recipients:

    1981: PEPSI COLA BOTTLING OF WAUSAU

    1982: WIMMER CONSTRUCTION

    1983: KOHLMAN’S IGA

    1984: BADGER INTERNATIONAL

    1985: HADLEY OFFICE PRODUCTS INC

    1986: L & S ELECTRIC INC

    1987: FRED MUELLER AUTOMOTIVE INC

    1988: BECKER COMMUNICATIONS INC

    1989: CW PAPER

    1990: SOMETHING’S BREWING

    1991: HSU’S GINSENG ENTERPRISES INC

    1992: WAUSAU CARRIERS INC

    1993: KINZIE & GREEN INC

    1994: RIISER ENERGY

    1995: WAUSAU FINANCIAL SYSTEMS

    1996: STAINLESS SPECIALISTS INC

    1997: NORLEN INC

    1998: IROW SHREDDING, RECYCLING & WASTE SERVICES

    1999: G3 INDUSTRIES (FORMERLY WIRE MAID MANUFACTURING)

    2000: CRYSTAL FINISHING SYSTEMS INC

    2001: VORTEX TOOL INC

    2002: REI ENGINEERING, WAUSAU CONTAINER CORPORATION

    2003: PREVENTIVE DENTAL SPECIALTIES INC, WAUSAU CATERING INC-ROSE GARDEN BANQUET & CATERING

    2004: VAN DER GEEST DAIRY CATTLE INC, MANAGEMENT RECRUITERS OF WAUSAU LLC

    2005: J & D TUBE BENDERS, EVOLUTIONS IN DESIGN

    2006: TD FISCHER GROUP, THE MINT CAFÉ

    2007: LEWIS CONSTRUCTION INC, K-TECH KLEENING SYSTEMS INC

    2008: WYNN O JONES & ASSOCIATES INC, LANDART INC

    2009: MAJOR INDUSTRIES INC, HURTIS HEATING & AIR

    2010: HOME INSULATION OF WAUSAU, BECHER-HOPPE ASSOCIATES INC

    2011: KAFKA GRANITE, YACH'S BODY AND CUSTOM INC

    2012: KULP’S OF STRATFORD, STINE EYE CENTER, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHCENTRAL WISCONSIN

    2013: RMM SOLUTIONS, YOUNG’S DRUG STORE, THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE WAUSAU AREA

    2014: GREBE’S INC, FINISHING TOUCH SIGNS, BRIDGE COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC 

    2015: GREAT DANE PUB AND BREWING COMPANY, MUTUAL OF WAUSAU INSURANCE CORPORATION, UNITED WAY OF MARATHON COUNTY INC

    2016: CREATIVE COMMUNICATION & DESIGN, GRIESBACH AUTO SERVICE INC, CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS INC