• Annual Dinner - 2017-09-21

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    Name: Annual Dinner - 2017-09-21
    Date: September 21, 2017
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
    Registration: Online registration for this event has been closed. Please contact the Chamber to register.
    Event Description:

    Join us for our 105th Annual Dinner as we celebrate the previous year's accomplishments, look ahead to next year and recognize individuals who dedicate their time and talent to further the Chamber's mission and/or bolster the business community and region.  This year's recognition and award highlights include:
    • Recognition of the 2016 - 2017 Chamber Board Chairperson
    • Introduction of the 2017 - 2018 Chamber Board Chairperson
    • Introduction of the 2017 - 2018 Chamber Board of Directors
    • Ambassador of the Year Award
    • Ruder Ware Innovator Award in Memory of G. Lane Ware

    Ambassador of the Year Award
    The Ambassador of the Year Award is presented to a member of the Ambassador Group for their commitment to the Chamber through their participation in ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, programs, events and member engagement.

    Ruder Ware Innovator Award in Memory of G. Lane Ware
    Established in 2015 by Ruder Ware LLSC, the Ruder Ware Innovator Award in Memory of G. Lane Ware honors the memory of G. Lane Ware, a distinguished attorney and consummate professional with a sincere drive to make the Wausau community a better place for life and for business.  Ware was tireless in his drive and support of entrepreneurship and innovation.  You'd often hear him quip, "If you're not growing, you're dying on the vine."  He realized that to succeed in business, you needed to innovate and differentiate, to remain relevant in a changing economy.  While Ware worked with businesses of all sizes, it was the entrepreneurs and small businesses that inspired and excited him the most.

    The Ruder Ware Innovator Award in Memory of G. Lane Ware Award is presented to an entrepreneur and/or a small business owner (50 employees or less) with a proven record of innovation in business.  Businesses must operate within the region served by the Chamber, but do not need to be a member of the Chamber or a client of Ruder Ware.

    To see a list of past recipients of this award, click here.

    Keynote speaker
    Dennis Winters will discuss the region's position to compete in the global economy. Winters is the Chief Economist, Director of the Bureau of Workforce Information and Technical Support & Labor Market Information Director for Wisconsin with the Department of Workforce Development.


    Dinner is included in the price of admission.  The dinner includes:
    • Stuffed chicken breast (lightly breaded, stuffed with wild rice)
    • Amber marinated sirloin (marinated for 48 hours, roasted to medium rare)
    • Roasted fingerling potatoes with parmesan
    • Maple-glazed carrots & sugar snap peas
    • Garden salad
    Special dietary requests must be submitted at the time of registration.  Every attempt will be made to accommodate requests, however, they cannot be guaranteed if they are not submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.

    For sponsorship opportunities, please click here.  To reserve your space, call our Programs Team at 715.848.5953 or e-mail programs@wausauchamber.com.

    Sponsorships Remaining
    Presenting Sponsor - 0 Remaining
    Platinum Sponsor - 0 Remaining
    Gold Sponsor - 2 Remaining
    Silver Sponsor - 1 Remaining
    Bronze Sponsor - 3 Remaining

    Media Release:  The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to use any photographs or video taken at any program or event sponsored by the Chamber, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photographs or video. The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce may use the photographs or video in publications or other marketing materials produced, used or contracted by the Chamber.
    Hilton Garden Inn
    2101 N Mountain Rd
    Wausau, WI  54401
    Date/Time Information:
    5 pm - Check-In, Networking & Cash Bar
    6 pm - Dinner
    6:30 pm - Program & Awards
    Contact Information:
    Programs & Events Team - 715.848.5953
    Members - $35 (Includes Sales Tax)
    Reserved Table of 8 - $280 (Includes Sales Tax)
    Non-Members - $50 (Includes Sales Tax)

    Pre-registration is required for this event.  Limited space may be available the day of the event, but cannot be guaranteed.  Walk-in prices are $10 more than the listed prices and include sales tax.

    No Billings, Credits or Refunds.