• 2018 Small Business of the Year Award Recipients Named

    The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce named the three 2018 Small Businesses of the Year Award recipients at a ceremony on the morning of Tuesday, April 17 at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild.

    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 Small Business Week.  Recipients were named in three categories:

    Business-to-Business category: Colby Metal Inc was founded in 1986 with one goal in mind: launch a customer-centric business with a special focus on the details. That goal remains intact to this day. The business aims to provide superior customer service and premier metal fabrication products while being the employer of choice in the region by operating a community-focused, socially-responsibility organization.

    Business-to-Consumer category: TCTeardrops LLC is a custom trailer manufacturer founded by Todd and Carol Mowrer. The business began ten years ago in the couple’s garage as the result of a simple dream and a small tax return. The company’s motto is ‘dedicated to the ease of camping.’ This motto is mirrored in the sales strategy for the business as trailers are sold directly to customers.

    Charitable Non-Profit category: The Women’s Community Inc has existed in the community for 40 years, providing support and services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and helping displaced homemakers get into the work force.  The agency has responded to changing needs in the community and has expanded their services to include anyone who has been a victim of abuse, man, woman or child.

    To read the full press release, click here.

  • 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)
    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 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)
    LandArt Inc (2008)
    Lewis Construction Inc (2007)
    Major Industries Inc (2009)
    Management Recruiters of Wausau LLC (2004)
    Mint Cafe Inc, The (2006)
    Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation (2015)
    Norlen Inc (1997)
    Pepsi Cola Bottling of Wausau (1981)
    Preventive Dental Specialties Inc (2003)
    REI Engineering Inc (2002)
    Riiser Energy (1994)
    RMM Solutions Inc (2013)
    Something’s Brewing LLC (1990)
    Spectrum Insurance Group LLC (2017)
    Stainless Specialists Inc (1996)
    Stine Eye Center LLC (2012)
    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)
    Wimmer Construction Inc (1982)
    Wausau Container Corporation (2002)
    Wynn O Jones & Associates Inc (2008)
    Yach’s Body & Custom Inc (2011)
    Young’s Drug Store (2013)

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