• Barry Alvarez to speak at Chamber’s 107th Annual Dinner

    For Immediate Release – August 27, 2019        


    Brian Otten, Marketing Manager
    Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce
    715-848-5947 | botten@wausauchamber.com
    Barry Alvarez to speak at Chamber’s 107th Annual Dinner
    WAUSAU –The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce will hold its 107th Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 10 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rib Mountain. This event is open to both Chamber members and non-members.

    Legendary Wisconsin Badgers football coach Barry Alvarez will be the keynote speaker at the event. Alvarez will share his thoughts on building winning teams and business organizations, along with insights on how members and the community can improve themselves and achieve perennial success.

    The Annual Dinner is one of the Chamber’s signature events and the event will mark the start of a new program year for the organization.

    “Looking ahead to 2019-2020, the Chamber, along with partner stakeholders, will continue to lead the region forward in implementing the goals outlined in the new economic development plan for the region.” said Dr. Dave Eckmann, President/CEO of the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce. “Our organization will continue to serve as the unique connecting piece for the community between business, education, government and non-profits.”

    The event will also include the introduction of the Chamber’s new Chairperson, Darrell Lentz of Aspirus, and members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, and will recognize the outgoing Chairperson, Dr. Jeannie Worden of Northcentral Technical College.

    The Ruder Ware Innovator Award and Ambassador of the Year Award will be presented at the event.

    The Ruder Ware Innovator Award in Memory of G. Lane Ware was established in 2015 by Ruder Ware LLSC. G. Lane Ware was a distinguished attorney and consummate professional with a sincere drive to make the Wausau community a better place for life and for business. Ware realized that to succeed in business, you needed to innovate and differentiate, to remain relevant in a changing economy.

    The cost for the event is $75 for members and $90 for non-members and includes a meal. Reserved tables of eight are available for $600. If you are interested in attending, please register at WausauChamber.com.

    Greenheck is the presenting sponsor for the Annual Dinner, along with platinum sponsors The Dirks Group and Ruder Ware LLSC, gold sponsors Ansay & Associates, Marshfield Clinic Health System and North Star Mohican Casino | Resort, silver sponsors Ameriprise Financial – Cornerstone Advisors, Church Mutual Insurance Company, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg, Wisconsin Public Service Corp and bronze sponsor 3M Company and River Valley Bank | Incredible Bank.

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    The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce is the source for business information in the Wausau Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). We strengthen member businesses and enhance the region by building business success. For more information on the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce, visit us online at www.wausauchamber.com or call 715-845-6231.

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