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Business Month

The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce will host their Business Month in April 2025.

The month featured several programs, including a pair of the Chamber's signature events:

  • Date TBD: National Civics Bee
  • Date TBD: Small Business of the Year Awards
  • Thursday, April 17: Business EXPO 2025
  • Thursday, April 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Fun@EXPO

2024 Small Business of the Year Award recipients named

The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2024 Small Business of the Year Awards. Eight businesses and organizations were named as finalists for the awards.

The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes business growth, community involvement and innovative efforts in the Wausau region and is a part of the Chamber’s annual Business Month. The recipients of this year’s award were named at the 2024 Small Business of the Year Awards which were held on Tuesday, April 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rib Mountain.

Sadie Fisher and Erik Mrotek of WAOW Newsline 9 will serve as the emcees for the event.

Read the full article here.

Watch interviews with this year's Small Business of the Year Award finalists:


Past Small Business of the Year recipients:

​Badger International (1984)
Becher-Hoppe Associates Inc (2010)
Becker Communications Inc (1988)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin Inc (2012)
Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area Inc (2013)
Bridge Community Health Clinic (2014)
Center for the Visual Arts Inc (2016)
City Grill Restaurant & Event Space (2017)
Colby Metal (2018)
Creative Communication & Design Inc (2016 )
Crystal Finishing Systems Inc (2000)
CW Paper (1989)
Deluxe (FKA Wausau Financial Systems) (1995)
Evolutions in Design LLC (2005)
Finishing Touch Signs (2014)
Fred Mueller Automotive Inc (1987)
G3 Industries (FKA Wire Maid Manufacturing) (1999)
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co, The (2015)
Grebe’s Inc (2014)
Griesbach Auto Service Inc (2016)
Hadley Office Products Inc (1985)
Home Insulation Company of Wausau Inc (2010)
Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises Inc (1991)
Hurtis Heating & Air Conditioning Inc (2009)
IROW Shredding, Recycling & Consulting (1998)
J & D Tube Benders Inc (2005)
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc - Northcentral District (2017)
K-tech Charities Inc (2020)
​K-tech Kleening Systems Inc (2007)
Kafka Granite LLC (2011)
Kinziegreen Marketing Group (FKA Kinzie & Green Inc) (1993)
Kohlman’s IGA (1983)
Kulp’s of Stratford LLC (2012)
L & S Electric Inc (1986)
LB Medwaste Services Inc (2020)
Lamb’s Fresh Market – Wausau – Rib Mountain (2022)
LandArt Inc (2008)
Lewis Construction Inc (2007)
Luoma Design Solutions Inc (2019)
Major Industries Inc (2009)
Management Recruiters of Wausau LLC (2004)
Mint Cafe Inc, The (2006)
Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation (2015)
The Neighbors' Place (2021)
Never Forgotten Honor Flight (2023)
Norlen Inc (1997)
Northwest Tool & Manufacturing Company Inc (2021)
Patriot Auto Repair (2023)
Pepsi Cola Bottling of Wausau (1981)
Preventive Dental Specialties Inc (2003)
REI Engineering Inc (2002)
Riiser Energy (1994)
RMM Solutions Inc (2013)
Ruppel Chiropractic LLC (2019)
Something’s Brewing LLC (1990)
Spectrum Insurance Group LLC (2017)
Stainless Specialists Inc (1996)
Stine Eye Center LLC (2012)
TCTeardrops (2018)
TD Fischer Group Inc (2006)
United Way of Marathon County Inc (2015)
Van Der Geest Dairy Cattle Inc (2004)
Vortex Tool Inc (2001)
Wausau Carriers Inc (1992)
Wausau Catering Inc - Rose Garden Banquet & Catering (2003)
Wausau Container Corporation (2002)
Wausau Country Club Inc (2021)
Wausau River District Inc (2019)
Wausau Smiles Dental LLC (2020)
Wisconsin Automotive & Truck Education Association (2022)
​Wimmer Construction Inc (1982)
The Women's Community (2018)
Wynn O Jones & Associates Inc (2008)
Yach’s Body & Custom Inc (2011)
Young’s Drug Store (2013)